People ask: Has the Frida Hansen Tapestry been sold yet?

The previous issue of the Norwegian Textile Letter  focused on the rediscovered tapestry by Frida Hansen, Sørover (Southward). If you missed any of the articles about Frida Hansen and the tapestry, they are easily available from a link in the top bar of the Norwegian Textile LetterFrida Hansen’s Sørover. (Also, there are so many great articles in the new issue of the Norwegian Textile Letter; the first ones have a focus on Finnish weaving.)

Frida Hansen. Sørover (Southward), 1903 

I’ve been asked many times in the past few months about the status of the tapestry–has it been sold? It has not, and is still available from Peter Pap. Here is the listing; you can still add it to you cart.

Some good news is that Southward will be on public view as part of the exhibit Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), from October 9, 2022, through February 5, 2023. 

Screen shot from the LACMA website

Following the Los Angeles run, the Scandinavian Design show will travel in spring, 2023, to the Milwaukee Museum of Art.

The Scandinavian Design exhibit was shown this summer (March 18-August 7, 2022) in Oslo, Norway, at the National Museum – Architecture. You can read more and view many of the exhibit items in 3d at the Museum exhibition webpage.

Screen shot from the National Museum 3d tour. There are several textiles!

I’ll keep you posted as I learn more–if the tapestry sells, and the exact dates of the Milwaukee run of the Scandinavian Design show. 

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