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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


Graphite, gouache, and mixed media on paper

19 1/2 × 13 1/2 in. (49.53 × 34.29 cm)
Swid Powell Records, Gift of Nan G. Swid
Made in Italy
20th century
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors

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


“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).

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