On View: Polly Apfelbaum @ Miss Dior Exhibition


Polly Apfelbaum ‘s enormous rainbow-colored floor installation is currently included in the Miss Dior exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris from November 13th through 25th. Dior invited 15 international female artists to give their take on the Miss Dior fragrance. The exhibition showcases the many timeless sources of inspiration behind the legendary legacy of Christian Dior. The installation piece, Rainbow Nirvana Houndstooth, 2012, is based on a Nirvana Park Monoprint print that Polly made at Durham Press in 2011. She added the houndstooth element to reflect a central component of the Miss Dior packaging. The carpet was hand-woven in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca is the center of ancient Mesoamerican weaving, the Zapotecs have been weaving in that area of Southern Mexico for over 4,000 years. Each color was custom dyed to Polly’s specifications. The exhibition is open every day from 11am-8pm at the iconic Grand Palais.


Installation view of Rainbow Nirvana Houndstooth, 2012, dyed wool, 214 x 214 inches



Dying the wool in Oaxaca, Mexico


Looming the rug in Oaxaca, Mexico

Polly Apfelbaum, NIrvana Park 1, Woodblock Mono-print, 79" x 79", Handmade triple thick paper

Nirvana Park 1 | 2012, Woodblock Monoprint, 79 x 79 inches