Saturday, July 03, 2010
In the early 90s it seemed that the ersatz Liberty floral ties from Max Raab's Tango company outnumbered real Liberties, which I can only attribute to lower pricing. Unbeknownst to me at the time, the Tango line also included a "Famous Artists Series," of which #3 was based on Paul Klee's 1921 painting Dream City. Voilà! I also did not know that Raab was the founder of J.G. Hook, and had also been a movie producer, with A Clockwork Orange among his credits. Raab died in 2008, aged 81.