Audacious Memphis Group Pioneer Nathalie Du Pasquier Trades Design for Art
Very good condition. Slight bend in one upper corner. Offered unframed.
George Sowden and Natalie Du Pasquier collaborated on numerous drawings of interiors, towns and cities expanding the view of Memphis design. Here Du Pasquier's design has a yellow/gold sprinkler top with the water spraying from the underside into a tiled square basin. A bright blue tile floor piece is added to set off the design with a coordinating tiled border around the edge. A unique one-of-a-kind drawing and design for an charming outdoor fountain.
Series: One of a series of drawings of Street Furniture in the Memphis style.
Signature: Hand-signed in pencil NDP 84 on bottom right hand corner.
Image rights: The Modern Archive
Nathalie Du Pasquier 1984
In 1979, artist and designer Nathalie du Pasquier moved to Milan, where she became a founding member of the influential and decade-defining Memphis Group, along with Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, and others, creating patterns for decorated surfaces, such as textiles and furniture. Despite her design success, in 1987 she shifted her focus to her fine-art practice, and painting in particular. Her paintings and works on paper feature geometric furniture, lamps, and the unexpected and energetic color relationships for which the Memphis group is known.
French, b. 1957, Bordeaux, France, based in Milan, Italy