Sheila Hicks (American, born Hastings, Nebraska, 1934)
Atelier Philippe Hecquet Aubusson
Wool, cotton, rayon, silk, linen
H. 143-3/4, W. 108-1/8 inches
(365 x 275 cm.)
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1986
Not on view
This tapestry is a prototype for a larger hanging made for King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Hicks made the preparatory work, or cartoon, in her studio in Paris. The tapestry was then hand-woven by the artist with the help of three assistants in the Atelier Philippe Hecquet in Aubusson, France, following the traditional weaving methods established at the Aubusson workshops in the early sixteenth century.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Modern Design: Selections from the Collection," May 30–October 5, 2008.