“I don’t believe only the wealthy deserve good design,” stated the American artist and designer Vera Neumann, who lived from 1907 to 1993. And she fought for her cause, producing a staggering 8,000 copyrighted pieces during her lifetime—textile patterns, drawings, paintings, and collages. Her legacy, however, was her signature line of scarves. How did she produce them? This exhibition showcases Vera’s favored painting technique—Japanese sumi-e (ink painting)—the style that was the breezy basis for her scarf designs. —E.C.
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