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Two female models in Beene Bag dresses, one worn with turtleneck pullover sweater, worn with tights and flats

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designed for Beene Bag


Height x length: 64.5 x 48.5 cm (25 3/8 x 19 1/8 in.)

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 two female models in in waltz length skirt floral patterned ensembles, textured hose and flats

Left: Model’s loose tunic cut dress is drawn in at waist with a long cord tied in a bow, has dalmation long sleeves:dress appears to be worn with a turtleneck top under the boat neckline and a cord-like necklace

Right: Model is depicted with similar skirt but a heavy ribbed turtleneck pullover sweater is worn on top

Text at left and bottom in pencil and marker: “VERTICAL Bergdorf’s 65 Screen Combine andd tone Hold Blacks Solid CA52 ‘71 BEENE BAG”

Two stamps: “Beene bag Times 10/23/77”

Signature in marker pasted in at left:”KPB”

Two smudges at right


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