The lady behind the ladybug…

Vera Neumann was an unlikely revolutionary–her tiny five-foot-tall frame typically dressed in mod tunics and a bold scarf, armed with a quick but shy demeanor. But Vera­–the innovator of cross-licensing and one of the most successful female entrepreneurs of her time–had a radical philosophy: fine art should be accessible to everyone, not just a select few. She believed that artwork should not be relegated to walls. Rather, people should surround themselves with art–wear it, dine off it, and dream under it. And why not? Great art endures. It lifts your spirit and makes you feel better. Vera’s art certainly does. It’s bright, happy, and inspirational.

Vera…the iconic American artist…

  • Exhibited at MOMA
  • Honored by a Smithsonian Retrospective
  • Archived at Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute
  • Immortalized in the book “Vera: The Art & Life of an Icon”

Vera…the history…

  • Sold internationally in over 20,000 stores
  • Over 100 million dollars in annual sales in the 1970s
  • Products included scarves, apparel, home linens, dishes, wallpaper and umbrellas

Vera…the legacy…

  • Body of work spans decades – from one brush
  • Over 8,000 designs copyrighted in the Library of Congress
  • Over 20,000 scarves in color variations of the designs
  • Thousands of pieces of art