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De Sede’s ‘Non Stop’ sofa enjoys endless popularity
NEW YORK — The 1970s were not as celebrated for iconic furniture designs as the two preceding decades, when modern furniture came into its own. Still, the decade witnessed some historic contributions, and unquestionably, one of its most striking designs was de Sede’s DS-600 modular Non Stop sofa.
Gil Elvgren: king of the pinup artists
NEW YORK – The 20th century produced many fine pinup artists and “pretty girl” illustrators, but few enjoyed the success, star power and name recognition of Gil Elvgren (American, 1914-1980). His semi-naughty, whimsical depictions of scantily clad ladies were tame and always done with a wink and a nod. They were never considered pornographic. His […]
Commemorative quilts: stitching history
NEW YORK – At first glance, commemorative quilts seem like a narrow niche of quiltmaking. After some research though, they are far more far-ranging than they appear. Quilts provide warmth and comfort but they are symbols of personal expression. Quilts have been made to commemorate graduations, births, retirements, U.S. presidents, special events, politics and social […]
Niki de Saint-Phalle: model turned artist
NEW YORK – Niki de Saint-Phalle (1930-2002), a French-American who was born Catherine Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint-Phalle, battled her inner demons through her art. After following a golden path – becoming a top fashion model, marrying, then starting a family, she suffered a nervous breakdown. Art, expressing deep, fearless aggression, became her only solace.