All images copyright Kaffe Fassett Studio
The World of Kaffe Fassett runs from 5th September to 13th October. Described by Anthropolgie as a recreation of the artist’s studio, the exhibition includes patchwork, knitting, textiles, mosaics and paintings, as well as needlepoint cushion kits and “treasures from the past.”
Kaffe will be in residence in the gallery on Saturday 14th September (11am – 1pm and 3 – 5pm) to talk about his fifty-year career as an artist, his inspiration and his love of needlepoint, knitting and patchwork.
Kaffe first picked up knitting needles on a train journey, an unlikely introduction to the craft that would change his life. Expecting knitting to remain a side-line to painting, it became a core part of his practice and the start of a career in multi-disciplinary textiles.
Celebrated for bright colours and bold patterns, Kaffe became the first living textile artist to have a solo exhibition at the V&A in 1988. He has produced over 30 publications from ‘how to books’ to colour in design, and also tours internationally giving workshops, lectures and museum exhibitions.
As relevant today as ever, Kaffe collaborated with luxury fashion house Coach last year on their Autumn / Winter Collection 2019, with Coach’s creative director Stuart Vevers labelling Kaffe ‘a magician of colour’.
The World of Kaffe Fassett, Anthropologie, 131-141 Kings Road, London, SW3 4PW UK, 5th September – 13th October 2019
Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in America: Design Inspired by Quilts from the American Museum in Britain is available from the Selvedge online shop.
Blog post by Kate Lawson