Designed by Sonia Delaunay (French, born Russia, 1885–1979) France, 1930–31. Printed cotton georgette. Private collection © L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20100623
Photo: © private collection.]
The countdown is almost complete; in two days Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay opens to the public. In celebration of this major U.S. exhibition, the Cooper-Hewitt is hosting a special talk on Friday, March 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For those of us unable to attend in person, the event will be webcast live here. Petra Timmer, design scholar and Delaunay expert, will moderate as Matteo de Monti and Elaine Lustig Cohen share their own experiences involving the artist/textile designer. Lustig Cohen, a graphic designer, wrote The New Art of Color: The Writings of Robert and Sonia Delaunay, and de Monti is the grandson of the director of Metz and Co, a Dutch department store Delaunay designed for in the 1930s.
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[Image via Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.]