Gray M.C.A to unveil unseen Henry Moore textiles at BADA Fair

Posted: 2016-02-19 13:48:38 - Last updated: 2016-02-19 13:52:10

BADA members Gray M.C.A. will unveil an unseen collection of Henry Moore textiles at the BADA Fair (9-15 March). The works have been released from the Ascher Collection for the first time, giving an unprecedented opportunity for collectors to purchase them. 

The textiles date from the 1940s, and are printed from original designs by Henry Moore commissioned by Zika and Lida Ascher. The Aschers worked with several leading artists of the time including Matisse and Picasso, creating silk squares and other fabric designs to brighten up post-war British wardrobes and interiors.

The Aschers worked particularly closely with Henry Moore, and many of his original fabric designs are now in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Henry Moore Foundation. 

Ashley Gray, of Gray M.C.A, specialists in Modern British painting and textiles and Fashion Illustration, comments:

"We are very grateful to the Ascher Family for releasing these stunning examples of Lida and Zika Ascher’s earliest collaboration with Henry Moore.

Lida and Zika Ascher were true visionaries and introduced many modern artists to new audiences worldwide by using their artwork for textile designs for the home."

Gray M.C.A. sources the rarest and best examples of textiles designed by the Modern British masters working at the forefront of the art world in post war Europe, including Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Keith Vaughan and William Scott, with particular emphasis on original textiles from the Ascher Studio and Alistair Morton’s Edinburgh Weavers.

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