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Artistic Endeavors – If It’s In the Times…

My Sunday ritual includes reading a paper copy of The New York Times. Palm Sunday’s edition included a fat magazine devoted to style, which I browsed for possible paper collage materials. Instead I found some quilts and quilt-like objects in ads, plus an article on fiber art.

First, Hermes’ ad company must have been at QuiltCon. I don’t know what that pot is supposed to add except a touch of surrealism.

Then, a Sunbrella fabric ad showed pillows that look quilted to me.

The piece de resistance was three pages of Calvin Klein ads with languid models draped over and around quilts that are so much more attractive than the clothes. The two toned shirt and pants on the guy will set you back $2000. I like his blue shoes, though. They’d look good in the bedroom shown above.

The article features mostly woven fibers, but does mention Faith Ringgold’s quilts. One sold a few years ago for $461,000. It’s now owned by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Walmart money) but ISN’T ON VIEW!

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