Publisher: Richard Saltoun Gallery
Dimensions: 27 x 21 cm
Printed in an edition of 400 copies.
The catalogue is accompanied by a text by Marta Kowalewska, Chief Curator at the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland.
Barbara LEVITTOUX-ŚWIDERSKA was one of the most important yet often overlooked textile artists who transformed tapestry from flat decorations to avant-garde installations. Born in Warsaw, Poland, Levittoux-Świderska came to prominence in the 1960s when textile entered into mainstream contemporary art. Like fellow Polish textile artists Magdalena Abakanowicz and Jolanta Owidzka, Levittoux-Świderska followed the Eastern European tradition, incorporating locally sourced materials and rural practices to improvise new textile art-making methods and forms.