Op Art, the Square and the art of Richard Anuszkiewicz

  I bought this handkerchief at a flea market recently – I loved the op art influence, the squares within squares, and of course that it is in shades of blue. I have always been fascinated by the artwork of Josef Albers and his “Homage to the Square” works. Months earlier I found a book […]

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Bill Blass – Vintage Scarf

  Bill Blass was the first American designer brand, begun in 1970. Based on the logo this scarf may be from the early 1970’s but the colors seem very 80’s. It is an unusual design – reminds me of children’s wood blocks or a pop art sculpture.

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Op Art Threads

  Vera Neumann’s artwork and scarves are largely identified with painted florals, butterflies and other natural motifs. However there is also a large group of geometrics in her work. I was surprised and thrilled when I spotted this scarf and purchased it not too long ago. I hadn’t ever seen a scarf like this by […]

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Dots and Blues

Somehow I seem to have collected a lot of scarves with variations on the polka dot. Less surprising is that most of them are in shades of blue…              

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Feeling Green

                                         

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Pucci

Pucci. The name is synonymous with bold color, incredible patterns and jet set sophistication. Emilio Pucci was a fashion designer with no apparent background in design. He was an Italian aristocrat, living it up in Florence. Pucci designed clothing for the social set that reflected the post-war desire for travel and status symbols. His patterns […]

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Dynamic Colorism

  The design of this scarf is very evocative of the work of Sonia Delaunay, one of my icons and favorite designers. I do not pretend that this scarf was actually one of her creations but clearly whoever produced it was influenced by her work. Sonia Delaunay was perhaps the first person to make a […]

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