Fashion (Three Figures in Animal Skin Couture)
Justin McCarthy, American, 1892 - 1977
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Justin McCarthy's subjects reflect a vibrant range of interests, and he sometimes drew his imagery from newspapers and magazines. He painted this work after a 1966 fashion photograph by William Claxton (American, born 1927) that showed three models wearing animal prints by revolutionary designer Rudi Gernreich (American, born Vienna, 1922-1985). Gernreich is best known for his wild combinations of bold colors and patterns and for his creation of the topless swimsuit.