It has always amused me that Real Artists (aka painters and sculptors and those with MFAs from Yale) can use fabric in their work without critical repercussion, while we middle-aged ladies who have been known to make quilts are relegated to the lowest circles of Art Hell. So I am frequently moved to take pictures of fabric in museums, and I don't mean canvas. Just my little way of saying "see, using fabric doesn't automatically turn artists into wimps and sissies."
Here are a bunch of fabric sightings from my recent museum visits in Germany.
Anselm Kiefer, Lilith am Roten Meer (Lilith at the Red Sea), 1990 (with detail) -- actual garments with paint or medium over them
Joseph Beuys, Osiris, 1970-79 -- pieces of felt affixed to a support
Michael Buthe, Stoffbild (Fabric Picture), 1969