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Two female models, left in bikini, right in belted tunic

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), For Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901), Published by W Magazine


Height x width: 25 x 18 7/8 in. (63.5 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, black pastel, white gouache on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting two female models:

Left model in a solid fabric simple bikini: corded halter for bra top embellished with clasps; triangle front piece of bottom is joined to back piece by thick white cord

Right model in a long chiton style loosely draped tunic, sleeveless, slit up sides and bloused over decorative belt resting on hips

Text in marker, pencil and ink: “7 1/2 VERTICAL mail or phone 1/5 pg “W” Sept. 15/78 LA PERLA 17151 34 546 buyer Bergdorf Goodman”


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