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Two female models wearing Bill Blass pants ensembles

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Length x width: 53 x 34.5 cm (20 7/8 x 13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting two female models:
left in mid-length tunic slit hight at sides, belt tied at waist, dolmation wide sleeves and loose pants worn with pointed shoes and bangle bracelets

Right: model is topless in open sided tunic with tied at side under arms,vloose pants, pointed shoes, bangle bracelet.

Text in marker and pencil:”B.GBLASSPORT” “12/21” (bottom left); “VERTICAL” “16 1/2” “81 +” (right), “VELOX- HOLD THIS LINE” (center).

Signature in marker on left: “KPB”


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