Jesper Nyeboe

Danish (1944-1989)

11 Jesper Nyeboe Illustrations for Geoffrey Beene (c. 1985)

$500 - $800

Current bid: $325

mixed media (watercolor, pastel, pencil) on card stock paper
17 x 14 inches
10 fashion illustrations, many with quick pencil sketches and designer notes
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Sven Jesper Nyeboe was born in Rodby, Denmark. He graduated from Rungsted College and received a master's degree in art history at the University of Copenhagen. He worked as an assistant curator in the department of prints and drawings at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. In 1968, Nyeboe moved to New York and worked as an assistant to the designer Anne Klein, before joining Geoffrey Beene. In 1976, he left to work with Gloria Vanderbilt, who was establishing a dress house under her name. In the late 1970’s, for several years, he designed under his own name, Jesper Nyeboe. In 1980, he returned to Mr. Beene, remaining there until 1987. Nyeboe worked briefly for Hanae Mori in Paris before he became ill and passed away in 1989.
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Property From the Estate of Geoffrey Beene. Proceeds from this item to benefit the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
overall good condition, minor wear to edges

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Geoffrey Beene was an icon of the American fashion scene: as the New York Times put it, "fashion editors ran out of superlatives to describe Mr. Beene's high-wire act." Just a year after founding his firm in 1963, Beene was awarded the prestigious Coty American Fashion Critics' Award. This would be one of eight Coty awards given to the designer over the course of his life, more than any other designer has received to date. Over the next four decades, Beene built on his reputation as a one-of-a-kind designer, producing acclaimed lines of women's and men's clothing, accessories, and perfume.  In 1976, he became the first American designer to show a collection in Milan, Italy. 

Two years after Geoffrey Beene's death in 2004, the Geoffrey Beene Foundation was established in his honor. The mission of the Foundation is to support critical philanthropic causes, the most important being the establishment in 2006 of the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Since its creation in 2006, the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center has served as a nucleus for revolutionary new research approaches in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. 

Proceeds from this item to benefit the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

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