MILTON GLASER

Drawings and Rugs


Milton Glaser's exhibition at Carl Solway Gallery features carpets he designed for Lapchi, a company dedicated to the production of hand-woven, custom carpets handmade in Nepal using Tibetan wool and fine silk. These exquisite textiles measure 10 feet by 8 feet each. They utilize a knotting technique known as the Tibetan style and incorporate a unique set of complex wool dyes. A selection of these carpets was shown at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in 2012. The Carl Solway Gallery exhibition also presents drawings and prints, many relating to artists and musicians, from Glaser's archive of more than 30 years of work.
Milton Glaser (b. 1929) is among the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States. He has had the distinction of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. In 2004 he was selected for the lifetime achievement award for the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The National Medal of Arts was awarded to him in 2009 by President Barack Obama. As a Fulbright scholar, Glaser studied with the painter, Giorgio Morandi, in Bologna, Italy. He opened Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974 and continues to produce an astounding amount of work in many fields of design. Among his most iconic designs are the I Love NY logo and his 1975 Bob Dylan poster. In 1968 he founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker, which became the model for city magazines. Glaser is an articulate spokesman for the ethical practice of design. He has a long history as an educator including teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York for over half a century.
       
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Appliqué, 2009/2012
Color: Salsa/Radish - RR453+RR454
Hand knotted Tibetan 100% wool,
100 knots per square inch.
10 feet, one inch x 8 feet, one inch
Tantra, 2009/2012
Color: Tomatillo - GG268
Hand knotted Tibetan wool and 10% fine silk,
100 knots per square inch.
10 feet, 4 inches x 8 feet, 1 inch
Mandala Water, 2009/2012
Color: Sky/Cyan - SBB222 +SBB218
Handknotted fine silk, 100 knots per square inch.
8 feet x 8 feet, 4 inches
French Stripe, 2009/2012
Color: Ciel SBB301
Hand knotted Tibetan wool and 45% fine silk,
100 knots per square inch.
10 feet, 2 inches x 8 feet
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Best Flower, 2009/2012
Color: Caribbean - BB623
Hand knotted Tibetan wool with 65% fine silk,
150 knots per square inch with hand cut pile detail.
10 feet, one inch x 8 feet
Landscape, 2009/2012
Color: Basin - BB221
Hand knotted Tibetan wool and 20% fine silk,
100 knots per square inch.
9 feet, 11 inches x 8 feet, one inch
Paper Dragon, 2009/2012
Color: Shiraz - PP119
Hand knotted Tibetan wool with 15% fine silk,
150 knots per square inch.
10 feet, 2 inches x 8 feet, one inch
Snake, 2009/2012
Color: Charcoal - PP68
Hand knotted Tibetan wool and 35% fine silk,
100 knots per square inch.
10 feet, 4 inches x 8 feet
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Stems, 2009/2012
Color: Guava - RR699
Hand knotted Tibetan wool and 35% Indian Matka silk,
100 knots per square inch.
10 x 8 feet
Monster, 2009/2012
Color: Poplar - KK476
Hand knotted Tibetan wool and 55% fine silk
100 knots per square inch
10 feet x 8 feet
Paper Flower, 2012
Color: Cedrus - BB620
Hand knotted Tibetan wool and Indian Matka silk,
100 knots per square inch.
10 feet, 2 inches x 8 feet, one inch
Preliminary drawing for Tantra Rug
Pastel on paper
18 x 14.5 inches
Framed: 23 x 18 inches
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Light Tantra, 2005
Color screenprint
AP 20/30
26 x 20 inches
Matted: 26 x 22 inches
Appliqué, 2005
Color screenprint
AP 3/20
Signed
26 x 20 inches
Matted: 26 x 22 inches
A, 2013
Archival inkjet print
Edition of 20, 1/20
Image size: 19.75 x 15 inches
Matted: 25 x 20 inches
B, 2013
Archival inkjet print
Edition of 20, 1/20
Image size: 19.75 x 15 inches
Matted: 25 x 20 inches
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C, 2013
Archival inkjet print
Edition of 20, 1/20
Image size: 19.75 x 15 inches
Matted: 25 x 20 inches
D, 2013
Archival inkjet print
Edition of 20, 1/20
Image size: 19.75 x 15 inches
Matted: 25 x 20 inches
E, 2013
Archival inkjet print
Edition of 20, 1/20
Image size: 19.75 x 15 inches
Matted: 25 x 20 inches
F, 2013
Archival inkjet print
Edition of 20, 1/20
Image size: 19.75 x 15 inches
Matted: 25 x 20 inches
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G, 2013
Archival inkjet print
Edition of 20, 1/20
Image size: 19.75 x 15 inches
Matted: 25 x 20 inches
H, 2013
Archival inkjet print
Edition of 20, 1/20
Image size: 19.75 x 15 inches
Matted: 25 x 20 inches
I, 2013
Archival inkjet print
Edition of 20, 1/20
Image size: 19.75 x 15 inches
Matted: 25 x 20 inches
J, 2013
Archival inkjet print
Edition of 20, 1/20
Image size: 19.75 x 15 inches
Matted: 25 x 20 inches
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Appollinaire Vol III, 1994
Conte Retrouves, p. 370, 1994
Watercolor and pencil on paper
18 x 12.5 inches
Framed: 24 x 18 inches
Appollinaire Vol III, 1994
Conte Retrouves, p. 370
(study sketch), 1994
Ink and pencil on paper
18 x 12.5 inches
Framed: 24 x 18 inches
Monet's Couch: From The Imaginary
Life of Claude Monet
, 1991
Colored pencil and pastel on paper
18 x 24 inches
Framed: 20 x 24 inches
Monet's Party Sees A Snake:
From The Imaginary Life of Claude Monet,

1991
Colored pencil and pastel on paper
17.5 x 24 inches
Framed: 24 x 30
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Giorgio De Chirico for Zander Calendar, 1983
Colored pencil and pastel on paper
24 x 18 inches
Framed: 30 x 24 inches
An Ode to Toulouse Lautrec, 2001
Colored pencil and pastel on paper
14 x 11 inches
Framed: 18 x 16 inches
Study for the Poster
250 Courses for the School of Visual Arts
,1967
Ink on paper
11.75 x 22 inches
Framed: 17 x 27 inches
Gestalt Nude Studies, 1982
Ink on paper
18 x 24 inches
Framed: 24 x 30 inches
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Heller Chair Poster Proposal, 2000
Collage on paper and screen print
22 x 15 inches
Framed: 22 x 18 inches
Singer with Flower, 1996
Colored pencil and pastel on paper
15.25 x 12.75 inches
Framed: 22 x 18 inches
Weeping Woman and Standing Woman
and Tree
(illustration for Esquire), no date
Colored pencil and pastel on paper
16.5 x 13 inches
Framed: 22 x 18 inches
George Gershwin, 1966
Colored pencil and pastel on paper
15 x 21 inches
Framed: 24 x 30 inches
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Bach (beige paper) #1, c. 1985
Colored pencil on paper
12.5 x 10.5 inches
Framed: 18.25 x 16.25 inches
Bach (ochre paper) #2, c. 1985
Colored pencil on paper
12.5 x 11.5 inches
Framed: 18.25 x 16.25 inches
Chopin and Bach for Tomato Records, 1989
Ink on paper
18 x 24 inches
Framed: 22.25 x 22.25 inches
Chopin and Bach for Tomato Records
(black line drawing), 1989
Ink on paper
18.5 x 24 inches
Framed: 22.25 x 22.25 inches
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George Harrison
(preliminary drawing), no date
Pencil on tracing paper
12 x 15 inches
Framed: 18.25 x 18.25 inches
George Harrison, no date
Colored pencil and pastel on paper
15 x 17 inches
Framed: 18.25 x 18.25 inches
Drapery and Clouds, 2005
Colored pencil and pastel on paper
17 x 22.5 inches
Framed: 30 x 24 inches
Tree and Snake, no date
Pastel on paper
18 x 24 inches
Framed: 24 x 30 inches
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Waterfall, no date
Pastel on paper
18 x 24 inches
Framed: 24 x 30 inches
Centennial, 1978
Screenprint
Edition of 100, 67/100
22.5 x 27.5 inches
Framed: 26 x 34 inches
Bathers at the Brera, no date
Color lithograph
Edition of 100, 80/100
22.5 x 27.5 inches
Framed: 26 x 34 inches