Vojtech Blau to exhibit Tapestries at NYSID
New York, NY - July 26, 2010 - Vojtech Blau Inc., the world-renowned firm specializing in museum quality tapestries will exhibit rare and important works representing the history of tapestry design at the New York School of Interior Design. Living Tapestry: Woven Treasures through the Centuries will run from August 19th through October 7, 2010 at the NYSID 69th Street Gallery, 161 East 69th Street in New York City.
Simona Blau, owner and daughter of founder Vojtech Blau, has chosen a dozen mostly one-of-a-kind tapestries, many from her private collection, highlighting the art’s diversity and current relevance to interior design. These will include works dating from the early 16th to the mid-20th centuries. The exhibit will feature tapestries such as a rare and magnificent millefleurs; elegant courtly and mythological scenes; a spectacular Flemish harvest scene after Teniers; as well as a pivotal work by Jean Lurcat and bold and colorful works by renowned artists Sonia Delaunay and Alexander Calder. Living Tapestry: Woven Treasures through the Centuries is free and open to the public from Monday through Thursday 10 am to 5pm.
About Vojtech Blau - (www.vojtechblau.com) is the only business in the United States that is dedicated exclusively to the collection and placement of tapestries. Over the last 40 years, they have accumulated one of the most extensive and exquisite collections of European tapestries from the 16th through the 18th centuries. For the last decade the collection has been expanded to include modern tapestries from the 20th century. Today, Simona Blau continues in the tradition of her father, providing personal attention and expertise that has become synonymous with the Blau family name. Her list of clients includes the White House and U.S. State Department, Bulgari, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Robert A.M. Stern, as well as many private collectors.
About NYSID – Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is New York’s only private, not-for-profit college devoted exclusively to interior design education and related disciplines. NYSID’s guiding principle is that the interior environment is a fundamental element of human welfare and the college is committed to actively improving the quality of life for all segments of humanity. This ideal is put into practice by a dedicated faculty of well-known designers, architects, art historians and authorities in the field who guide a diverse student body of over 700 full-and part-time students.
NYSID offers certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of interior design. The college is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and NYSID’s BFA is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).