Saturday, April 30, 2011

Collecting (46) Shopping bags: Ain't nothing new | Auction May 5, 2011 @SwannGalleries

Swann Auction Galleries : Full Details for Lot 189:


Sale # 2246

"VARIOUS ARTISTS [SHOPPING BAGS.] Circa 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Group of 46 bags.
Sizes vary.
Conditions vary, generally A. Paper.
Collecting shopping bags is nothing new. As early as 1979 the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum organized an exhibition called 'Bandboxes and Shopping Bags,' and other institutions have followed suit. The Newark Public Library has had an exhibition on shopping bags every year since 2000, and there have been exhibitions in Connecticut in 1992, California, at U.C. Davis in 2000 and the Montana Museum of Art and Culture in 2007."

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