On view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, through June 3, 2012: The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde. Gertrude Stein in the Luxembourg Gardens, 1907.
April 26, 2012
A souvenir from the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, an attraction that allowed visitors to view the moon through a giant telescope. The imagery for the attraction may be related to the Georges Méliès 1898 film "La Lune à un mètre" (or "The Astronomer's Dream")
November 8, 2011
A scrapbook, compiled by William Paxon, an exhibitor at The Great Exhibition of 1851 (The Crystal Palace Exhibition). In addition to flyers and cards gathered at the stalls of fellow exhibitors, Paxon appears to have helped himself to examples of placards that were intended to remain where they were. Paxon, from Hampstead, exhibited a device called the "Lunarian, an improved contrivance for showing phases of the moon."
August 30, 2010
At least that's what Jean Dubuffet wanted us to know with his exhibition in 1947. This poster enters the Beinecke collection along with another wonderful print marking the publication of Dubuffet's illustrated version of Jean Paulhan's Métromanie.
March 8, 2010