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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Dream City

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. VoilĂ ! 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.

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