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Group of 2,106 fashion illustrations and archival material

American
1950s–1990s
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Accession Number

2009.350-2193

Medium or Technique

Marker on paper; gouache on paper; watercolor on paper; pencil; ink

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Group of 2,106 fashion illustrations, sketches, studies, and paintings by Kenneth Paul Block, comprising The Kenneth Paul Block Archive. Includes two couture sketchbooks, many illustrations from Yves Saint Laurent, Halston, Courreges, Dior, and others. The archival material comprises tearsheets and other ephemera from throughout Block’s career, including pages from Women’s Wear Daily and W magazine.

Provenance

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