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Arts and Performance

Mondrian: Art, Design, Fashion

August 28, 2023November 5, 2023 EDT

Nancy Cantor Warehouse, Sue and Leon Genet Gallery

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Discover the remarkable influence of Piet Mondrian’s art on fashion and design. This exhibition, curated by Professor Jeffrey Mayer and featuring the  Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection, addresses the effect that Piet Mondrian’s utopian neoplastic art has had on design and fashion in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Mondrian (1872-1944) was a visionary Dutch painter known for pioneering the De Stijl movement. His iconic grid-based compositions using only straight lines, primary colors plus black, white and grey, transformed the art world. His work embodies simplicity, harmony, and a universal language of abstraction.

The exhibition features not only fashion from the 1980s and 1990s but is also filled with additional “design” objects that have been influenced by Mondrian’s work, including dinnerware from Kate Spade; toys from Mattel, LOL and Thomas the Train; sneakers by Nike, and packaging from the beauty brand L’Oreal’s Studio Line.

Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday

This event was first published on August 31, 2023 and last updated on September 5, 2023.

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