Taxi Brooch, New York Postcard Series

1989
Theodora Elston (American)


Object Place: Sonoma, California

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 9.2 x 1 cm (1 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.165

Medium or Technique

Silk and cotton hand embroidery on painted silk.

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Fabric brooch, embroidered to resemble a yellow taxi cab. Through the windows of the cab you can see some writing, the taxi driver, and the New York skyline, including the Chrystler building.

Markings

Signed in ink "#1-522 / ("Taxi") / Elston / [copyright] 1989"

Provenance

Mobilia Gallery; Daphne Farago, July 29, 1994 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.