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  • Provenance

    Collection of Sheila Hicks; Private Collection

  • Literature

    Monique Lévi-Strauss, Sheila Hicks, New York, 1974, p. 27 for a detail panel from the Ford Foundation auditorium

  • Catalogue Essay

    Warren Platner’s designs for the interior of the Ford Foundation were given life and texture with the assistance of Sheila Hicks’ textile designs.  “He wished to collaborate with a creative textile artist whose work could be easily integrated in architecture and rejected all ideas of ‘decoration’.  Of Sheila Platner says: 'I speak and she understands what I am talking about'; she welcomes working within the discipline of architecture.  When the project is executed, neither of us really knows whose idea this or that was!  A rare collaboration'”. (Lévi-Strauss, 1974, p. 26)


Maquette, for the Ford Foundation New York

Hand-woven natural cotton twine, hessian. 
99.1 x 83.2 cm. (39 x 32 3/4 in.)
Signed in pencil on verso ‘Warren Platner and Sheila Hicks/paris/March 1967’.

£8,000 - 10,000 

Sold for £16,250


25 Sept 2008, 2pm