Coverlet, "Electric" Pattern
Reeves’s electric pattern exhibited by W. & J. Sloane in 1930, combines influences of Cubism from her studies in Paris with the impact and energy of electric waves. This length was made into a coverlet for the bed that Reeves designed for the Long Beach, Long Island, house of Louise and Glendon Allvine, who also acquired a screen by Donald Deskey.
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The Ruth Reeves Electric coverlet seemed evocative of the Fats Waller recording “Handful of Keys” from 1929. The recording is a remarkable tour-de-force by Waller. Waller also performed this...
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.