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  • We acquired this object.

1983

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2019

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Drawing, WilliWear Showroom, New York, 1983

This is a Drawing. It was designed by SITE and drafted by James Wines and made for WilliWear Ltd..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from James Wines as part of Willi Smith: Street Couture.

It is dated 1983. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and wash on paper. It is a part of the department.

"SITE and WilliWear both cared about personal freedom and creating public experiences in the context of daily life. Willi's creative inspiration came from watching how people on the street lived in their clothes. So my concept for bringing the streets of New York City into a commercial interior succeeded in breaking down the barrier between inside and outside while reflecting WilliWear's identity."

--Alison Sky, SITE partner

It is credited Courtesy of SITE.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 27.6 × 35.6 cm (10 7/8 in. × 14 in.) H x W (frame allowance): 30.2 × 38.1 cm (11 7/8 in. × 15 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Willi Smith: Street Couture.

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