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Two female models: left model in top, sweater, loose pants tucked into boots, pin and cap right model in dress, jacket, boots and hat

American
1970s
Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009), Designed for Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901), Published by The New York Times, Designed by Beene Bag


Dimensions

Height x width: 25 3/16 x 19 1/8 in. (64 x 48.5 cm)

Accession Number

2009.1908

Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, white-out on pastel paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting two female models:

Model on left in turtleneck top, cowl-necked shaggy pullover sweater with a pin, loose pants tucked into tall flat boots and a cap

Model on right wears midi-length dress with loose skirt, collared neckline and buttons down to waist in front, short jacket tied at waist has piping trim on lapels, cuffs and pockets, worn with flat boots, brimmed hat with drawstring styled after a rain hat

Written: on left in blue pencil: “Vertical”

on bottom left in marker: “Bergdof’s 65 screen combine and tone Hold blacks Solid”

on bottom right in ink and blue pencil: “Times 8/6/78 ok MA. Beene Bag OBC #16843 64%”

Signature on right in marker: “KPB”

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