Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Grand Tour 16: Maude and Henrietta DiscoverThat a Teapot Is a Discreet Decanter for Chianti

Here's the last of the new collages for the Cincinnati Dreams Italy exhibit, which opens 6-8 p.m. Thursday with a progressive potluck reception that will move visitors through the four exhibit sites - and will continue 11 a.m.-5 p.m. during the next three weekends (Oct. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23).

The women are courtesy of Godey's Lady's Book, which featured numerous black-and-white fashion plates in addition to the larger, hand-colored ones. The "rug" beneath their feet might look familiar. It is recycled holiday wrapping paper designed by architect Michael Graves based on drawings he made in Tuscany. It was folded and tucked inside a Christmas card that I received from his office back in my reporting days. I used it before in The Grand Tour: 4 as part of the fabric of a Godey's traveling cloak.

5.5" x 8.5" with ink & watercolor on archival mat board. {SOLD}

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