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1983

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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 on paper. It is a part of the department.


"We said, 'Let's just do the street. Let's bring the street into the showroom.' And he loved that idea." Smith gave Wines a tour of the Christopher Street Pier, then a well-known gay cruising spot, in order to point out areas that featured his favorite textures, materials, and atmospheres. "He highlighted particular arrangements, specific portions of corrugated metal and pipes. He also took me to the gay bars around the waterfront."

--James Wines, SITE partner

It is credited Courtesy of SITE.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 35.6 × 80 cm (14 in. × 31 1/2 in.) H x W (frame allowance): 38.1 × 82.6 cm (15 in. × 32 1/2 in.)

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

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