Wearable consists of a collection of wearable art pieces from the 1970’s to 2016 by the late Dina Knapp. An accomplished visual artist, Knapp was known for her fiber work and wearable art, shown during her early career at Julie’s Artisan Gallery in New York City. Celebrities, including, Cher, Elton John, Donovan, Phyllis Diller, Julie Christie and Bob Mackie, own her intricate crocheted works. The legendary Bob Marley is buried in the beloved tam Dina crocheted for him.
Dina Knapp (b.1947-2016) Born in Cyprus, raised in Haifa, lived in Brooklyn, and studied at Pratt Institute. Ms. Knapp is one of the most respected artists of the Art-to-Wear movement, which emerged after the “Summer of Love” in the 1960s. Knapp has received National Endowment and Florida Arts Council fellowships and grants and her work is included in museum and private collections. She has been featured in the book Art To Wear by Julie Schafler Dale and her work has been exhibited at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco, the Julies Artisans Gallery, the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, the Barbara Gillman Gallery, the Museum of Art in Ft Lauderdale, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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