Drawing, Textile Design: Rectangular and Triangular Shapes in Perspective, ca. 1928
Reminiscent of skyscrapers and the concentric angles associated with Art Deco, Max Forrer’s textile design is both abstract and evocative. The drawing is signed with Forrer’s name and stamped with his studio address in Paris. A second stamp indicates the manufacturer: The Orinoka Mills, whose showroom at 183 Madison Avenue, New York, was located in the heart of the "Silk District" in a building that featured Art Deco ironwork by Edgar Brandt.
It is credited
Gift of Orinoka Mills.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 43.3 x 36.2 cm (17 1/16 x 14 1/4 in.) H x W (Mat): 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in.)
It has the following markings
Verso, stamped in ink, lower left: MAX FORRER/DESSINS/12/PARIS.; stamped in ink, lower right: The Orinoka Mills/183 Madison Avenue/New York
It is signed
Signed in graphite, lower right: Max Forrer
Cite this object as
Drawing, Textile Design: Rectangular and Triangular Shapes in Perspective, ca. 1928; France; black chalk on cream tracing paper; H x W: 43.3 x 36.2 cm (17 1/16 x 14 1/4 in.) H x W (Mat): 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in.); Gift of Orinoka Mills; 1971-57-7