Love Boat

MAKER:
Artist

Polly Apfelbaum ( American, 1955 )

DATE:
1998
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General Description

Polly Apfelbaum has composed scraps of synthetic velvet as she might apply strokes of paint. She cuts out pieces that she has previously stained with fabric dye, allowing the individual form of the stain to guide her creation of individual shapes. A dazzling combination of color, pattern, and movement, Love Boat is filled with contrary associations and meanings: elegant and gaudy, high art and handicraft, monumental and playfully minute.