Saturday, April 24, 2010

A.M. Cassandre Hermes Scarf, c.1951

Some interesting things in Swann's upcoming Modernist Posters auction, but this 1951 Hermes scarf designed by A.M. Cassandre caught my eye. Cassandre was a big deal in the pre-war graphic arts scene in Paris, but except for his YSL logo, none of his later work has stuck with me.

Swann says the scarf shows "an elaborate, Escher-esque architectural construction with a sophisticated play on perspective," none of which, obviously, is the case. But it still rocks.

Modernist Posters, May 3, 2010 - Lot 62: Hermes Silk Scarf, est. $600-900