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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2011

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Drawing, Design for Textile: "Picasso"

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and drafted by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Lehman-Connor. It is dated 1929–1934 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite on illustration board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Its dimensions are

16.3 x 40.3 cm (6 7/16 x 15 7/8 in.) Loss, upper left Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in red ink, lower left: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "PICASSO" / DESIGNED FOR / PERMATEX / BY DESKEY

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Textile: "Picasso"; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on illustration board; 16.3 x 40.3 cm (6 7/16 x 15 7/8 in.) Loss, upper left Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-30-2

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