Requires Photography

Female model in swimsuit, jacket, headscarf, sandals, wearing sunglasses and bangles

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designer Fendi (Italian, founded in 1925)


Height x width: 24 13/16 x 18 7/8 in. (63 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, black pastel on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting female model in one piece swimsuit of solid fabric, has a straight neckline and spaghetti straps with belt of twisted sash decorated with three small balls, a men’s style shirt/jacket printed with small rectangles and worn unbuttoned, heeled hirachis, a headscarf covers head and wraps around neck, sunglasses and bangle bracelets

Text in pencil and marker: VERTiCAL -Alex please crop on left side only, if necessary and move KPB to right KPB Please rush SUN AD Bergdorf’s 65 screen comb. line and tone hold blacks solid 6 5/16”


The artist; gift of the artist to the MFA. (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Kenneth Paul Block, made possible with the generous assistance of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf