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Kuba cloths had been shown in early African art shows in Paris that Matisse may have attended, and several remained in his collection at his death. These handcrafted nineteenth-century fabrics from the Democratic Republic of Congo were woven from raffia palm fibers and used in dowries; the larger ones served as festive attire at funerals. Matisse’s correspondence indicates their inspiration for the paper cutouts, such as the 1951 Snow Flowers ( ), that were his final major works. These collages blend Matisse’s vivid color palette with the allover patterning of the textiles to produce abstract floral forms free-floating in space, creating perspectival shifts between foreground and background. After hanging panels of the Kuba textiles across his studio walls, Matisse wrote in letters to his sister that he often looked at them for long periods, waiting for something to come to him.
SMINK has been representing both contemporary and classic modern furniture lines, as well as fine art for over 25 years in Dallas, Texas. We have gathered great manufacturers to us that represent the products of many famous designers – Minotti with the work of Rodolfo Dordoni, onecollection with the work of Finn Juhl, Living Divani with the work of Piero Lissoni, Porro with Lissoni, Massaud, Pillet, Rennie, and Kettal with Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, and Dordoni. These are the great minds of the modern age – all of whom pursued the elegance of perfect design.