What does a Christmas card from a famous designer look like? About as far removed from a Hallmark card as you can get. The Smithsonian’s Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture has opened a new exhibition of holiday cards, designed by artists for their close friends. The collection includes cards by Alexander Calder, Pablo Cano and other artists from the 1900s. Some of them are a bit dark, most make no reference to commonplace seasonal imagery, and all of them bear a certain intriguing, unfathomable intimacy.
1959 card by the artist Sage
Read more about the exhibition at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Artists-Homemade-Christmas-Cards.html#