A drawing that helped set the table for a historic dinner…
This colorful drawing by well known American artist Judy Chicago is a design for the St. Bridget of Kildare plate, one of 39 dinner place settings that make up the artist’s most famous on-site installation, The Dinner Party, a triangular table where every setting pays homage to a powerful female from history. Chicago enlisted the help of a cooperative of women in Santa Monica in the 1970s to assist in the production of The Dinner Party, mainly to stitch table runners and embroidery.
Our client, who worked in the cooperative, received this drawing as a gift from the artist. A touching dedication in pencil reads “For Kathleen with respect and appreciation.” The work was sold privately and is now in the permanent collection of an American museum.
Drawing for a Plate at The Dinner Party
Watercolor and Pencil
1974-79 Installation at the Brooklyn Museum