During the Corona virus lockdown I have been making masks fashioned from double layered 100% silk twill from Frances Nutt London pocket squares. They have an internal pocket in which you can add additional layers of disposable filter material if desired.
Each one is made at home by me using my grandmother’s Singer sowing machine and hand finished. Beauty and Safety. Washable & Reusable.
An elegant caring gift item for family and friends.
Bespoke possible features – plain elastic or covered ruched elastic straps and a coordinating pouch to keep the mask clean whilst carrying in your bag.
Please note these masks are not medically certified and are not a suitable replacement for any medical grade Personal Protective Equipment. The mask does not provide any guaranteed protection against COVID-19 and is not intended to replace other safety measures and guidelines as advised by The World Health Organization.
Wearing a mask to cover your mouth and nose in enclosed public places can reduce the danger of droplet infection and the spread of germs providing protection for you and others whether you are commuting or visiting the grocery shop.
THE STORY OF QUEENS OF NEW YORK
#NewYorkStatePavilion, built for the 1964 New York World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows #Queens #NYC
Warhol’s work, 13 Most Wanted Men, sparked controversy before the Fair’s opening in April 1964. Governor Nelson Rockefeller commissioned Philip Johnson, with architect Richard Foster, to design the New York State Pavilion, which would be the largest and tallest pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair. Rockefeller was already working with Johnson on the design and construction of the New York State Theater at the Lincoln Center.
Johnson’s intent was to design an unencumbered free space to showcase the greatness of New York through architectural and technological innovation. The overall complex consisted of three elements: the large open-air Tent of Tomorrow, three Astro-View observation towers, and the cylindrical Theaterama (currently the Queens Theatre in the Park).
Controversy involving Johnson and #AndyWarhol erupted days before the opening of the Fair. Johnson invited ten up-and-coming artists to create murals that would adorn 20’ x 20’ slots on the exterior of the Theaterama, including #RobertIndiana, #EllsworthKelly, #RobertRauschenberg, and Warhol. Warhol chose to install 13 Most Wanted Men, a massive grid of enlarged silk-screened mug shots from the New York City Police Department’s 13 most wanted criminals of 1962. Each image was tiled together creating a large tableau of men looking over the grounds. The subversively homoerotic content – with the double entendre of “wanted” – was installed on April 15, 1964 and soon raised objections at the highest level.
A few days later, Warhol gave his permission to have it painted over with silver house paint, in time for the April 22nd official opening of the Fair. No clear explanation was ever offered about why it was painted over, but Warhol’s offer to cover it with a grid of 25 portraits of Robert Moses, the then-president of the World’s Fair Corporation, was not accepted. The large silver square remained in place until the end of the Fair.
Depth: approx 4 inches or 9cms depth, unfolding to 7½ inches or 20cms on the centre line. Width: approx. 7½ inches or 20cms
We recommend a gentle hand wash or machine wash with mild air dry.
We aim to dispatch masks within 7 days of order.
For hygiene reasons this item is not returnable.