Toros en Vallauris woman’s sport shirt - ROM2011_12405_4


Toros en Vallauris woman’s sport shirt

Maker: Designed by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), textile produced by White Stag (USA)
Medium:Silkscreen printed cotton tabby
Geography: USA
Date: 1963
65.5 x 130 cm
Object number: 972.453
Credit Line: Gift of Marjorie Shook
Not on view
Description In 1963, the Oregon-based sportswear company, White Stag, purchased the copyright for a 1955 lino-cut poster by Pablo Picasso. They transformed it into a textile print and used it in their exclusive sportswear designs. The poster was for Picasso’s ceramics exhibition held in Vallauris, on the Cote d’Azur, where he lived from 1948 to 1955. It reflects his interests in ceramics, lino cuts, and the local bull fights. White Stag Manufacturing Co. was founded in 1907 in Portland, Oregon. It began Williamette Tent and Awning Company in 1883 making sails for deepwater ships. As commercial sailing declined, the company expanded to produce durable clothing and supplies for outdoorsmen such as loggers, mill hands, and stockmen. In 1931 the company launched a successful line of skiwear and began producing high quality sportswear.
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