San Francisco

San Francisco

various venues

The Charles Slatkin Gallery in New York City apparently organized the exhibit of “Contemporary French Tapestries” at the California Palace of The Legion of Honor, and, one presumes, bought the original designs from the artists (Léger, Calder, Miró, Ernst, Arp, Picasso, Derain, Klee, etc.) or just copied the designs from artists’ works that are in the public domain. None of the works is approved, with the exception of a Léger which was done with either his supervisory approval or commissioned and approved. The other works, as the information sheet on the museum wall states, may be altered in both size and design to suit the buyer’s wishes. In the ordering of the objects the dealer states “color combinations may be inverted when ordered if, for example, the purchaser prefers to exchange design colors for background colors. State whether ‘as is’ or ‘inverted colors’. Tapestries may be ordered

to keep reading

Artforum print subscribers have full access to this article. If you are a subscriber, sign in below.

Not registered for Register here.

SUBSCRIBE NOW for only $50 a year—65% off the newsstand price—and get the print magazine plus full online access to this issue and our archive.*

Order the ONLINE EDITION for $5.99.

* This rate applies to U.S. domestic subscriptions.