A Painting To Rest My Head Upon

January 14, 2011

While perusing my usual blogs the other morning I stumbled across this post on Remodelista. Cleverly titled “Off the Wall and Onto the Sofa,” designers John and Linda Meyers took inspiration from abstract expressionist painters Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, and Jackson Pollock and re-imagined them into pillows; John doing the painting, and Linda sewing them by hand. You can always come to LACMA to see the real thing—we’ve got paintings by all four artists in our modern galleries—but now there’s a way to have your own piece of “modern” art in your living room too.


Left: pillow inspired by De Kooning. Right: Willem De Kooning, Montauk Highway, 1958, gift from the Michael and Dorothy Blankfort Collection in honor of the museum’s twenty-fifth anniversary, © The Willem De Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Left: pillow inspired by Kline. Right: Franz Kline, Study for Initial, 1959, gift of Robert H. Halff through the Modern and Contemporary Art Council


Left: pillow inspired by Pollock. Right: Jackson Pollock, No. 15, 1950, Museum Associates Purchase Award, © Pollock-Krassner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Left: pillow inspired by Motherwell. Right: Robert Motherwell, Elegy to the Spanish Republic 100 (detail), 1963–1975, purchased with funds provided by the Art Museum Council and gift of the Dedalus Foundation

Meghan Moran