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The 1940s: Modern American Art & Design

September 9 – November 1, 2003


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The New York Times, September 26, 2003

by Ken Johnson

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Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is pleased to present The 1940s: Modern American Art and Design, a recreation of a 1940s living room complete with a 1949 Zenith Mayflower television set, a 1948 George Nelson day bed designed for Herman Miller and two Norman Bel Geddes “soda king" siphon bottles designed for Thermos.

Despite the outbreak of World War II, American art and design was innovative and inspiring. This installation of paintings and sculpture as well as decorative art objects and furniture exposes a

surprisingly diversified image of mid-twentieth century art and design, accurately capturing the aesthetic sensibility of the moment. Step back in time and join Michael Rosenfeld Gallery for an authentic mid-century experience.

This exhibition has been organized with Mark McDonald, Hudson, NY.