American Decorative Arts
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Designer: Ettore Sottsass, Italian, 1917–2007
Client: Swid Powell, American, 1982–2001

Proposal Drawing for a Coffee Mug

1986

Graphite, gouache, and mixed media on paper

19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (49.53 x 34.29 cm)
Swid Powell Records, Gift of Nan G. Swid
2017.133.13
Culture: 
Italian
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Geography: 
Made in Italy
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Produced by the designer for Swid Powell, New York; with Swid Powell until 2001; retained by co-founder and last corporate owner, Nan Swid, New York, 2001–2007; on deposit at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2007–2017; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2017

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.