Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Ye Comical Rhymes of Ancient Times, Dug Up Into Jokes For Small Folks (New York: Hurd & Houghton, circa 1864) Laughing! Out! Loud!!!
September 10, 2012
A late 18th century guide to astronomy listing the most recent observations. Included in the list of known planets is a then-recent discovery, a planet named "Hershel" - what is today known as Uranus. Discovered in 1781 by the German polymath, Sir Frederick William Herschel, the planet was first known as "The Georgian Star", for Britain's King George III. Due to the King's lack of popularity in France, that country used the name "Hershel".
September 4, 2012
Images of birds from a compilation of engraved plates: Eillars, Giovanni. Varii Et Diversi Uccelli Cavati Dal Naturale Et Intaglate ["sic"] in Rame ... Dno Francisco, Dni Marii Piccolominei Filio, Joan. Eillars D. D. S.l: s.n, n.d.. which may be variant or copied plates from a more widely-known work:
August 29, 2012
More portraiture by Pierre et Gilles, of an artfully made up Iggy Pop, an assortment of club-goers - and a characteristic shot of Karl Lagerfeld.
August 13, 2012
More images from Façade - five glam shots for an article titled "Are You Bionic" styled and shot by Pierre et Gilles!
August 10, 2012
Pages from Façade, a magazine published approximately twice yearly in Paris between 1976 - 1983. Taking inspiration from Interview Magazine, Façade covered cultural high life in france, documenting night clubbing, music, fashion, and general fabulousness.
August 8, 2012
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.