Jack Lenor Larsen - Design and Design Art New York Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Jack Lenor Larsen, Jack Lenor Larsen: 30 ans de creation, 1981, Paris, front and back covers and n.p.; Kathryn Heisinger and George Marcus, Design Since 1945, exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1983, p. 66; Kathryn B. Hiesinger and George H. Marcus, Landmarks of Twentieth-Century Design: An Illustrated Handbook, New York, 1993, p. 258, fig. 328; Jack Lenor Larsen, Jack Lenor Larsen: a weaver’s memoir, New York, 1998, p. 27; David Revere McFadden and Mildred Constantine, Jack Lenor Larsen: Creator and Collector, New York, 2004, pp. 93 and 112, pl. 64

  • Catalogue Essay

    “'Magnum’ is probably the most famous of all my designs. Originally created for the (600 yards) curtain of the Phoenix Opera House (think Cochina dolls and mirrored fabrics of India) it is schiffly embroidered over mirrored Mylar. Later, we made limited runs in several colorways until it became too costly.”

    - Jack Lenor Larsen
    Hand-written facsimile note, March 16, 2007


Rare and important “Magnum” fabric

ca. 1970
Mylar, cotton, vinyl, nylon, polyester. Manufactured by Larsen, New York, USA. Together with hand-written facsimile note with the designer’s thoughts on the design.
284 1/2 x 55 in. (722.6 x 139.7 cm)

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $3,120

Design and Design Art

24 May 2007
2pm New York