Presented is a vintage Hermes scarf by American artist Kermit Oliver, circa 2009. The scarf features the design "Concours D'Elegance Limousines De Voyage." The scarf features a wide variety of modes of transportation. In center, Native Americans sit in a motor car driven by a driver in black. The composition also features a steam engine, horseback rider, men with bicycles, and a carriage. The entire colorway is set in reds, beige, light blue, and dark gray colors. The title of the piece is visible at the top on an elaborate banner.
Kermit Oliver (born 1943) is an American painter who studied and worked in Texas, USA. Oliver primarily worked in painting, but is also celebrated for his work as a designer for Hermes. The relationship began in 1980, when owner Lawrence Marcus of Neiman Marcus introduced Oliver to the Hermes company. Oliver produced 17 custom designs for Hermes over 32 years, and is the only American artist to ever design for Hermes.
Overall very good condition, featuring vibrant coloring. No visible wear or tears to silk. Features iconic Hermes copyright mark at bottom right: Hermes-Paris. Framed according to conservation standards in a black and gold frame.
Framed dimensions: 42" H x 42" W x 2.75" D.
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