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A survey of June Wayne at Pasadena Museum of California Art
A survey of June Wayne at Pasadena Museum of California Art

Artist June Wayne (1918-2011) started to make tapestries in 1971, following a decade running her Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Hollywood and then overseeing its relocation to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The new medium was unusual. Like lithography, which was disappearing before Tamarind launched a studio in 1960 to train master printers, tapestry recalled the waning art of an earlier era. It wasn’t exactly an ancien regime – Picasso, Leger, Miro and others made them in the 1930s – but a mostly forgotten past. To learn its capacities Wayne worked with the Gobelins factory in Paris. The large wall-hangings that resulted are the most impressive works in...

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