Evergreen is putting together an exhibition on Billy Baldwin, who was a friend of the owners of this house. You can read a little about the friendship here. As part of the exhibition, they are looking for a piece of the dark-chocolate-on-white textile that was based on a Matisse drawing. It was used in the apartment that Baldwin and his partner, Woodson Taulbee owned in the 1960’s. The fabric is on the cover of Billy Baldwin Decorates.If you have any of this amazing fabric, and would be willing to lend it to Evergreen House, which is part of Johns Hopkins University, they would be more than happy to acknowledge your efforts. I know Jim Abbott would love to hear from you if you can lend a piece of history.
The Billy Baldwin exhibit will open at Evergreen in May 2010.
**UPDATE** My friend Christopher found the fabric, after a bit of searching. It’s called “Arbre de Matisse” from China Seas and it’s available through Quadrille at $110/yard. Click on the image for the link. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!