Pearl Blauvelt. Store Shelves with Yeast Cakes. c. 1940

Pearl Blauvelt Store Shelves with Yeast Cakes c. 1940

  • MoMA, Floor 5, 521 The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Galleries

In the 1940s and 1950s Blauvelt created some eight hundred drawings on loose-leaf notebook paper and found materials. She appropriated imagery from shopping catalogs and illustrated furniture, clothing, and architecture from her everyday life. Blauvelt drew using her own flattened perspective and organized her selections through careful classifications, enhanced by a methodical layering of line.

Gallery label from Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, April 22, 2009–January 4, 2010.
Colored pencil and pencil on notebook paper
8 1/2 x 10 1/2" (21.6 x 26.7 cm)
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift
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© 2019 Pearl Blauvelt
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