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Design Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Designer:
Carol Bokuniewicz  Search this
Firm:
M&Co, New York, New York, USA, 1979–1992  Search this
Photographer:
Randy Philips  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithography
Type:
graphic design
Card
Object Name:
Card
Place:
USA
Date:
1981
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Two men and five women, wearing flannel or wool nightclothes (pajamas, nightgowns, and robes) are posed in three rows in a family-style photograph within a domestic Christmas setting. In reality, they are M&Co colleagues. Top row: Tibor Kalman, with a pipe in his mouth, wears a predominantly red plaid robe; next to him, on the right, a smiling Carol Bokuniewicz, with Kalman's arm around her at shoulder level, wears a bathrobe of identical material. Middle row, left to right, all kneeling: K. C. Witheral, smiling, with a big red bow atop her shoulder length hair, wears a patterned nightgown with a lace-trimmed yoke; Larry Kazal, leaning toward the right, with an intense, but dazed, expression, wears a dark-toned plaid robe, open in the center, over black and white striped pajamas; Myra Kalman, smiling, her hair in two ponytails out to the sides, wears a white flannel nightgown with ruffled collar and yoke. Bottom row, left to right, seated on the floor: Barbara Mattes, unsmiling, her legs bent at the knees and feet crossed, wears red pajamas trimmed in red plaid, and wraps her arm around a brown and white dog; and completing the group, Maggie Saliskie, tentatively smiling, her long hair bound in a light colored ribbon, her legs crossed on the floor, wears patterned light colored pajamas.
To the left of the group, there is a partial view of a Christmas tree, decorated with red metallic ball ornaments and tinsel; several gift wrapped boxes are on the floor below the tree. On the right, behind Myra Kalman, is a partial view of a fireplace, logs within, and on the mantel, red candles emerging from evergreen branches, and hung below, Christmas stockings (probably felt) in red with white trim.
Credit Line:
Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.
Accession Number:
1993-151-387
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-151-387