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'Ziggurat' by Fiber Artist Jane Knight

$16,500

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'Ziggurat' by fiber artist Jane Knight. Comprised of 9 elements signed with copper metal tag. Excellent Condition. Jane Knight (1928-2013) was born in Grosse Pointe and received her BFA from the University of Michigan, School of Art and Architecture in 1951. After graduation, she worked as the Art Director for the Detroit based luxury department store JL Hudsons and designed for the Cranbrook Theater School. Due to her husband’s employment at Eero Saarinen and Associates she was embraced by a community of cutting edge designers and architects at the epicenter of the modernism movement including Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Alexander Girard, to name a few. Jane was an avid world traveller who always viewed the world magically with her creative eye. As an art collector herself she highly regarded the work of Alexander Calder and Henri Matisse. Throughout her career, she created numerous freestanding, wall-mounted, and suspended fiber art sculptures for countless interior environments. Her artwork has been featured in books on fiber design, exhibited in galleries in San Francisco, Chicago and New York and is included in several corporate collections including Borge Warner and Chrysler. Janes’s body of work is a product of her perpetual need to create art and a constant conviction that one’s home should be a continual environmental stimulus. Her wall hangings,which are considered to be her most important works, are comprised of brightly colored woolen strands encapsulating heavy lengths of jute fibers. These captivating works of art epitomize the vibrancy and textural exuberance that was so characteristic of the fiber art movement throughout the 1960 and 1970s.

Details

  • Creator
    Jane Knight (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 54 in. (137.16 cm)Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Jute,Hand-Knotted
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970s
  • Condition
    Excellent Condition.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU878512750301

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