Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Alice Rekab has invited Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for Black migrants in Ireland. […]
Painted Tie Designs
‘Croquis’ are sketches, intended to show design ideas. These particular pieces, with their intricate Art Deco and Art Nouveau patterns, would have been processed through jacquard weaving machines, reduced in size and repeated many times to create the patterns for smart neckties. The small and intricate gouache on paper paintings date from the 1920s and 1930s. Originally from Germany, they were sourced from the office of a retired tie manufacturer in New York City.
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