1960s Modernist Designer Betty Thomson Multiplications MOMA Toy Sculpture
In the 1960s the Museum of Modern Art commissioned artists to create some new toys for the museum's shop. Modernist Betty Thomson, a toy designer, designed this modern cube toy sculpture she called Multiplications. It's a beautiful item and I would refer to it as a sculpture and not a toy. It is made of acrylic cubes hinged together with mylar. They could be arranged in an array of stacked, or flat, configurations. It measures 2 1/4" square, comes with the original box and is incised with Betty Thomson's name and the date 1968 on one of the 8 original parts.
Very good vintage condition, the box showing wear but is intact.