e-Marketplace

Welcome to Mina Loy’s virtual storefront.

This marketplace aims to situate Loy’s created and invented objects all in one place. By placing these objects together in an online store, we wish to not only illustrate the range of Loy’s inventions, but also underscore that these products were once for sale. By reading the product descriptions and placing these items in your cart, we hope to emphasize that Loy was as much a business woman as she was an artist. Not only is placing objects in your cart an exercise in commerce, it is also an act of recovery; unfortunately many of Mina Loy’s lampshades and her objects no longer exist. By creating a virtual marketplace, we wish to preserve Loy’s legacy as an entrepreneur in a way that her brick and mortar storefront could not. The e-marketplace also attempts to recreate the pleasure of shopping, which is typically denigrated as feminine and exiled from the realm of scholarship.

Pricing is based on converting the 1926 French Franc to the 2018 U.S. Dollar (1 franc= $0.68 USD). We have priced the items using either historical record, or estimated cost (particularly for the designs never made and sold). 

Images gathered here are drawn from the following collections:

This material has been gathered for educational purposes according to fair use standards. If you are aware of any copyright violations or object to our use of any material, please contact suchurchill@davidson.edu.

To view your cart, return to the e-Marketplace homepage and your products will appear below. Although you can’t actually purchase the products, you can enjoy browsing and provide your own reviews based on your imaginary possession of the objects.

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Loy's design for dress fabric

Dress Material

$15.00 Add to cart
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Frosted Glass Lampshade

$1,370.00 Add to cart
design for Loy's alphabet game

Alphabet Blocks

$30.00 Add to cart
Loy's drawings of corselet

Corselet

$50.00 Add to cart
Loy's lamp with ship on shade

Les Vagues

$1,370.00 Add to cart
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Blotter Bracelet

$100.00 Add to cart
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Swan Lampshade

$1,370.00 Add to cart
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Calla Lilly Lamp

$1,370.00 Add to cart
magazine page describing Auto-Facial Construction as scientific method for molding youth into your face

Auto-Facial Construction

$30.00 Add to cart
Letter describing Loy's design for Chatoyant

Chatoyant

$60.00 Add to cart
design for lampshade decorated with airplane

Plane Lamp

$1,370.00 Add to cart
star lampshade

Les Étoiles (The Stars)

$1,370.00 Add to cart
globe lampshade

Mappemonde (World Map)

$1,370.00 Add to cart
decorative glass bottle

Les Bouteilles (Bottles)

$50.00 Add to cart
Loy's drawing of a mop with hinge

Torque Broom

$30.00 Add to cart
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Les Poissons

$1,370.00 Add to cart
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Glowing Lamp

$1,370.00 Add to cart
Mina Loy in top hat c. 1920

Hats

$200.00 Add to cart