Friday, June 18, 2010

Miriam Slater's telephones

Miriam Slater did a series of telephones in the 1970's. It all began when she painted one for herself and then all her friends wanted phones, too. She ended up doing about fifteen, with many of them being specific designs tailor made for each client. For example, the cubist phone above has a portrait of the client's golden retriever on it. The phones were featured in the tabloid Star magazine (bottom article) in 1983 and a few of Slater's phones are still available through the Poetic Eye Gallery online.

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