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  Access Rights: Public
  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Decade: 1980-1989
[4-panel piece, handmade paper on silk]
The artwork consists of four panels each turned on point. A grid ladder pattern turned in various directions appears in each panel. The colors are warm reddish browns and light blues. Other rectangular and triangular outlined shapes appear scattered across the panels.
16.12.1981 Kopalnia "Wujek" 50 zł 1984 R.K.W. Region Slasko-Dabrowski
Postage stamp printed in black on a white ground depicts two crossed hammers with a piece of an olive branch above. Below the tools is the date of the Wujek Coal Miners' Strike.
Dark background with many small geometric shapes, lines and dots in bright colors evenly spaced around the canvas over a structured linear pattern.
87-205 with Mickey Mouse
Linear patterns in background mostly in whites and grays layered with small geometric shapes in multi-hues with Mickey Mouse cartoon character emerging from the lower edge.
Black background with linear patterns and small multi-hued geometric shapes float on the surface.
1987 ZYJ GODNIE! Solidarność nie pije
Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting five figures in reddish orange silhouette. The figure on the far left is chimpanzee like and the next four figures evolve to man. The man at the front of the line is holding a flower in one hand and his other hand holds up two fingers.
[Andromeda Fountain]
Photograph of the Andromeda Fountain in the courtyard of the old town hall in Vienna, Austria. The fountain sits in the center foreground of the image. The fountain is inset into the building exterior. The bronze figure of Andromeda was created by the sculptor Georg Raphael Donner.
[artwork made of handmade paper and screen printed cotton velveteen]
The horizontally arranged artwork consists of textured paper in a blue-green that gradates to a pink color and moves from the foreground to the background in a curving motion. Angular brown lines are in the background and the middle ground consists of pink colors. Some white cloud like forms float through the picture plane and a gray stacked shape fills the left side of the picture.
[artwork made of handmade paper and screen printed cotton velveteen]
The horizontally arranged artwork consists of silhouettes of mountains in the distance in various pale shades of gray. In the foreground are two curved shapes consisting of parallel lines of textured pink paper. Three lines geometric in shape move through the picture plane flattening while also creating more space.
[artwork made of handmade paper and screen printed cotton velveteen]
The horizontally arranged artwork depicts a silhouette of a city skyline. In the foreground appears soft pink texture in arch design and a grid ladder pattern appears at the left edge.
[artwork made of handmade paper and screen printed silk]
The artwork depicts a horizontally situated composition and is reinforced on the left and top sides by a wide gray gradated border. Emerging from the bottom edge is a wide, green curve that recedes into the distance. At the right is an open grid shape and behind that a large pink textured circle. Two small cloud like shapes float in the background.
[artwork made of handmade paper on silk]
The horizontally arranged work consists of perspective lines receding into the distance. Halfway into the distance the receding lines are covered in blue soft textured handmade paper fibers. The floor of the space is checkerboard pattern and also recedes into distance. A brown ribbon type images also slither into the distance.
[artwork of handmade paper on silk satin]
The long horizontal artwork depicts geometric shaped borders floating through the structured space. Loose ribbon shapes float among and between the geometric shapes. The colors are muted in blue, brown, green and pink tones.
[artwork of screen printed silk and handmade paper]
The horizontally arranged artwork depicts various grids floating and moving in space to create depth. In the background is a large semi-circular shape in a textured blue green color. There is also a wide strip of brown that begins in the far lower right corner and moves at four different angles until it reaches the left side of the picture.
Photograph of an interior space in Austria. In the center of the frame, a tile vessel is visible. A clear glass display case intersects the fame on the right side.
Photograph of a round stone building with a pointed roof in Austria. The buildings sits on a hillside surrounded by grass and trees.
Photograph of a room in Austria. There is a bench in the center of the room where four people are sitting. Two other men are seen standing in the room. The room is white with arched ceilings. There is a door on the opposite side of the room. Ornately decorated pedestals are visible on either side of the door.
Photograph of a street in Austria. On the right, a street curves up and around a row of buildings. Trees and more buildings are visible on the left side of the frame.
Photograph of buildings on a hill in Austria. A number of buildings dot the top of a hillside with the green valley visible below. More hills are visible in the distance.
[Austrian Academy of Sciences]
Photograph of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Austria. A doorway is visible in the foreground. A carved stone head and garland sit above the doorway. The right door is open and leads down a dark hallway with lights visible in the background. The academy was designed by the architect Jean-Nicolas Jadot de Ville Issey.
[Austrian Church]
Photograph of a church in Austria. The church is visible in the foreground with a row of parked cars in front. The bell tower rises out of the picture frame on the right side.
Ensemble of red/coral/dark rose satin. The strapless dress has an empire bodice which curves up in front at bust and is lower in back. The full-length A-line skirt is pleated into the waistband with inverted box pleats. The gown has a center back zipper closure with two hook-and-eye closures and two snaps on the placket. The inner construction is complex, with red grosgrain ribbon bust and waist stays with hook-and-eye closures and a boned white horsehair inner bodice which is lined with red chiffon. Inner structure has its own center back zipper closure which is behind outer zipper. There is an attached full-length red satin petticoat with horsehair hem and nylon net inner structure to support front skirt pleats. The skirt is piece lined in red chiffon. The accompanying bolero jacket is of matching red satin with all-over quilting in a patterns of waves and arcs in a red thread. The cropped jacket is semi-fitted, and has an open curved neckline and center-front opening with no closure, all trimmed in a band of red satin. Each of the set-in long sleeves has a (non-functioning) large, red satin-covered button near the cuff; the cuffs are trimmed in a band of red satin. The jacket is lined in olive green satin, which shows the quilting, and has built-in shoulder pads. There are no labels in the garment.
Ballgown of dark, navy blue ribbed satin. Strapless. Center front opening with 14 self-covered buttons, top two nonfunctional, with bound buttonholes. At upper bust, to left and right of center front opening, are attached paired flaps of self fabric giving appearance of patch pockets with flaps. Skirt gathers at natural waist with full skirt. Gored panels to left and right of center back seam of skirt. Inner bodice of black net with boning and black grosgrain ribbon petersham; closes at center front with 9 hook & eyes. Unlined. Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior - New York / Original / Trade Mark" Hanging straps on bodice are embroidered "Neiman-Marcus"
The ceramic sculptural piece consists of several geometric tubular shapes decorated with various colors and textures. The piece is vertical and almost appears to be walking.
The Big Heat
The black and white painting depicts a version of a famous scene in the movie The Big Heat from 1953 directed by Fritz Lang and starring Glenn Ford. The brushstrokes are loose. One man holds a gun on a second wounded man. The man in the right foreground reaches out to the man in the center who leans against the wall.
Blue Bayou
An earthenware platter sits atop a shiny textured black base and blue and orange geometric shapes. The grooved dark portion of the base is shiny while the orange shape is textured and the blue shape is decorated with a dot pattern.
[Boat of Pleasant Banquet]
Photograph of the Boat of Pleasant Banquet located at the Summer Palace in Beijing, China. The front portion of the boat is visible in the foreground in the water. Many people crowd the boat's front and side decks. In the background, the opposing bank of the waterway is visible with trees and hills. A tower is visible in the far distance.
[Boy on Lion Statue]
Photograph of a boy atop a lion statue in the Yu Garden of Shanghai, China. In the foreground, a boy poses atop one of two guardian lion statues in front of a passageway. Two women and a man stand nearby the boy. A white wall with the passageway is visible behind the boy.
The silver and copper brooch is a triangular shape with a triangular shaped opening inside which is a coiled piece of metal with a second coil on one of the corners of the brooch. The surface is shiny and smooth.
[Building Detail]
Photograph of a building in the Yu Garden of Shanghai, China. Two trees intersect the foreground; behind the trees, the roof and carved details of the building are visible. lanterns hang behind the carvings and columns. An intricate statue of a battle scene is visible on the left side of the roof.
Cain and Abel
This large colorful painting depicts the brothers, Cain and Abel, from the Book of Genesis in the Bible. The story of these brothers is also found in the Quran. The painting consists of many bright colors in flat fields with black lines and outlines. The shepherd brother is in the background herding sheep and in the foreground is the second brother holding a large club and peering over his left shoulder.
Canyon No. 2
The work depicts space in a canyon like fashion. Irregular shapes run through the work and from the edges are dropped perpendicularly gradated lines that create form and space. The illusion of space is also created by the gradations from white to pink to purple.
Cap of tan, ivory, black and red Tartan plaid cotton with visor. Woven into the fabric are 4 pale images of the Burberrys knight. The cap is lined in tan viscose, with an inner trim of tan grosgrain ribbon. Retailer's label under clear plastic panel in crown of cap: "'Burberrys' / Made in England [copyright symbol]". Content/care label in 4 languages and symbols. Size label: "S".
[Carved Archway]
Photograph of a carved stone archway in Austria. The carvings depict figures, horses, and centaurs. The arch is inset in a white wall. In the background, a colorful fresco is visible through the archway.
Photograph of castles in Austria. In the foreground, a house and farmland are visible. One castle is visible in the left middle ground and another is visible on the right. The distant landscape is visible in the background.
[Child Climbing Lion]
Photograph of a child climbing a lion statue in the Yu Garden of Shanghai, China. In the foreground, the child climbs with the help of an older man as other people watch. A tree in front of a red building is visible in the background.
Chitter Chatter, It's Girls' Night Out: Seven Years Series
The collage consists of purples, yellows, reds, and blue-green. A large black and yellow checkerboard pattern predominates the right half of the piece. The background is purple with some vertical poles in a blue turquoise color. Some long pink shapes encircle the checkerboard area and divide the composition.
[Circular Doorway]
Photograph of a circular doorway within the Lingyin Temple of Hangzhou, China. The doorway is visible in the foreground connected to a white wall within a brick paved room. Through the doorway, a man is visible walking along a brick path. A red wall and trees are visible in the background.
Clouds That Sail Across the Sea
The artwork depicts some cloud like or wave like shapes in the foreground floating into the distance. The ground is depicted in a series of gradated stripes of dark purples and blues, also receding into the distance.
Evening coat of brocade and fur. The full-length coat is of a pale yellow silk brocade, with a pattern of flowers and scrolls in reds, purples, blues, white, silver, and gold. It has long sleeves and opens along the center front, with no closures. The cuffs and collar are wide bands of dyed purple fox fur. The coat is lined in a pale tan/yellow silk. Sewn in below collar at inside center back is designer's label: "Designed / by Mouratidis / Washington DC" Attached inside right side near hip is original paper label printed on one side "Balenciaga / Paris", and written on the back "Brocade evening mystery / coat w/fox / R". Donated to the Texas Fashion Collection by Helen Noumas, in memory of her partner Michael Mouratidis, designer of the piece.
Coat of intricate patchwork of Prince of Wales wool plaid, wool hounds tooth, wool petit point, all-over embroidered with pewter metallic floral vines. Knee length. Simulated double breasted, off-center opening with hidden placket button closure; notched collar. Long sleeves with 6 functioning button closure at wrists. Two flap pockets with welts at each front hip with lapels; pockets not open. Knee-length. Fan pleating at back. Fully lined in gray silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Givenchy / Haute Couture"
Coat of black wool felt lined in cream wool. Street-length, with center front opening and no closures. Rounded high neckline, with no collar, but "corners" of opening flap open to form lapels showing the cream lining. 3/4 length dolmen sleeves with tapered extensions forming 7" "cuffs". Two slit pockets at hips in side seams. The coat appears reversible, but the placement of tags and lack of access to pockets from interior indicates otherwise. Designer's label at inside back collar: "Geoffrey Beene" Care label at inside right side seam: "Dry Clean / Only" Size label attached to Care label: "4" With accompanying black leather belt, with 1" wide sections at ends, and wide 3 1/2" wide "waved" shaped section at center back. Rectangular silver-colored buckle. Stamped on reverse: "4" "Geoffre / Beene" "1021"
Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of black and pale pink acetate with black tulle lace over vest of bust and on trim of sleeves and hem; three-quarter length sleeves with gathering at shoulders, elasticized at forearms, and 4” lace trim; bodice has vest of pale pink acetate with over-layer of black tulle lace; scalloped, soft V-neckline; skirt of black acetate gathered into a satin ribbon at hem trimmed in scalloped lace; below knee-length; center-back zip closure. Designer's label: "Pat Kerr / One / Cumberland Place / London"
Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of black heavy wool crepe. Deep V-neckline trimmed with wide bands of various sized pearls, the bands extending to waistline. Long sleeves with zipper closure at ends. Mid-length skirt is gathered into natural waistline. Hook & eye closures at along deep center back opening (top, center, lower back); which is accented with pearls as front. Zipper closure at center back below waistband. Sewn-in shoulder pads. Fully lined in black silk(?) Designer's label at inside left beside opening: "Donald Brooks" Retailer's label at inside left, by shoulder pad: "Joske's / Houston"
The Color of Money
In this horizontally oriented painting, two men, in the foreground, are recognizable depictions of Paul Newman and Tom Cruise from the movie titled The Color of Money. In the background, a car and a woman are seen on the right side of the picture. The older man has his arm around the shoulder of the younger man and is holding a roll of money in front of the face of the younger man. The background is a light bright green color. The young man wears a pink and purple plaid shirt and blue jacket. The older man wears a green coat and has gray hair.
[Construction Scaffolding]
Photograph of construction scaffolding in Hangzhou, China. A bamboo fence crosses the foreground. Through the break in the fence, a bamboo ramp leads up to scaffolding. Trees are visible in the background behind the construction site.
Day Dress
Day dress of printed golden yellow silk patterned overall with purple, orange and red flowers, green leaves, and black dots. The knee-length dress has a jewel neckline and padded shoulders. The long sleeves have 3" zippered cuffs. The dress has a dropped waist with three-tier, knife pleated skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in yellow organza. Designer's label at left underarm: "Galanos" Retailer's label at right underarm: "I. Magnin" Care label to right of retailer's label.
The horizontally placed artwork depicts a rectangular frame shape floating in the upper portion of the image. Receding into the distance are parallel horizontal lines created from textured paper in blues and browns. A vertical ladder shape is in the middle ground next to some silhouette gray geometric shapes reminiscent of buildings.
[Deer Carving]
Photograph of a deer carving in the Yu Garden of Shanghai, China. The carving is inset into a stone wall with a protective black frame. In the background, wooden beams and greenery are visible through the carving.
[detail view of frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]
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