In May 2011, I purchased a tapestry signed Guignebert at the Green Flea Market on the Upper Westside of Manhattan.
Since then, I have been very intrigued by this historical event on the 1930s & 40s where modern artists converted an industry
locked into 18th century romantic images. With the help of French government after the WWII, the various weaving companies
of Aubusson, France, exploded with production of modern tapestries by the infamous and unknown. Today, Aubusson has
less weavers and the name "Aubusson" has been propagated as an generic name for tapestries made anywhere in the
old 18th century romantic style.
Please contact me if you wish to contribute to the investigation
of this original pixilated artform and its adaption to modern language. The website is only interested in works made
for tapestries, not reproductions of famous paintings. Send an email to email@example.com
Help. Do you have any information?
Catalogues or Checklists
on these Exhibitions
"French Tapestry from the Middle Ages to the Present Day" at the Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris
1948? Modern Aubusson tapestries
exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York and written about by William Lieberman in the
Bulletin of the Metropolitan.
1950, Aubusson tapestries exhibited
at the French Embassy in the New York and then traveled the USA in a variety of venues including J.L. Hudson
Company store in Detroit.
French Tapestries,” Museum of Contemporary Arts, New York
Lausanne First International Biennial of Tapestry by the International Center of Ancient and Modern Tapestry
in Lausanne, Switzerland
1963, 30 Aubusson tapestries, Philadelphia Art Alliance in April
1978, Aubusson tapestries, Palm Springs Desert Museum, California.
(Current name Palm Springs Art Museum)
“Tapestries: The Great 20th-Century Modernist”, traveling
exhibition in the USA curated by Dirk Holger
Other Information Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jellinek - “a French couple”
that organized or sponsored
the 1950 traveling exhibition in the USA.
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