A few months ago I was on one of my eBay excursions and was obsessively hunting down past issues of Graphis, an old art magazine dedicated to featuring both obscure and somewhat popular artists.  I found this one from 1958 featuring Jean Lurcat, a genuinely talented tapestry artist from France who began his craft in his mid-20’s and went on to create some of the most powerful, obsessively detailed tapestries of his time.  He is known to have brought a revival of the tapestry in and around France and has been called “the champion of modern aesthetic and economic principles in tapestry design.”  I could stare at these magical creations for hours, dissecting every little detail.