This Arther Atherley tote was designed by Johnson Hartig, the creative vision behind the clothing line Libertine, distinguished by its anarchic sensibility and use of screen prints on modified and repurposed clothing. An admirer of the nineteenth-century dandy, Hartig has produced this tote and a tee inspired by Thomas Lawrence's Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Etonian, c. 1791, in LACMA's permanent collection.
It was hand-screened for WEAR LACMA, an art and fashion project featuring small-run pieces created by some of Los Angeles's top designers and inspired by the museum's permanent collection or buildings. The project was sponsored by LACMA's Director's Circle.
- Hand-screened in Southern California on both front and back
- Tote is cotton duck, approximately 15-1/2 x 17 inches with 6 inch gusset
- Straps are 32 inches long.
- Created in Fall 2012 for WEAR LACMA