Jan Yoors, "Yellow Tantra" Tapestry, USA, 1977

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A square tapestry by Jan Yoors features a bold floral design in black and lavender on a bright saffron background. In recognition of his importance as an historical figure and artist, Belgium issued a postage stamp in 2015 of the Yellow Tantra tapestry. This tapestry was recently featured in the Jan Yoors retrospective at the Baker Museum in Naples. In 2015, Belgium issued a stamp with Yellow Tantra in order honor Jan Yoors as a cultural figure

Similar examples of Yoors’ work is found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian Institution’s American Art Museum, Archives of American Art, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. His tapestries have recently received coverage in the New York Times, Modern Magazine, Art in America, and Metropolis Magazine. His work was most recently featured in Architectural Digest, Vogue, and Elle Décor.

Jan Yoors is one the most seminal artists in textile of the 20th century. In the past five years, he has had close to a dozen solo exhibitions across Europe and the United States including a major retrospective at the FeliXart Museum in Belgium and at the Baker Museum in Florida, with accompanying catalogues of each publishes. A photographic presentation at the Red Star Line Museum took place in 2015.

Jan Yoors was born in Antwerp, Belgium to a cultured, liberal family of artists. At the age of 12 he ran off with a Gypsy tribe and lived with the Kumpania on and off for the next ten years. During World War II, the artist worked with the Allies to help the Gypsies. His memoir of this period, “The Gypsies”, was published in 1965 and remains a seminal work on the subject.

  

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Wool
  • Condition
    Excellent. Excellent original condition. .
  • Dimensions
    90.16 in. H x 96.06 in. W x 0.39 in. D
    229 cm H x 244 cm W x 1 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    U11013180081511
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