General Modern Collection
Pages from an album of drawings given to Robert Browning by André-Victor-Amédée, marquis de Ripert-Monclar, ca. 1830s-1860s, with later additions.
May 13, 2010
From: Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection From: Filippo Tommaso Marinetti Papers From: Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection
May 4, 2010
Cover and dedicatory pages from Jean L'Anselme's Poèmes à la sourieuse rose [Poems to the smiling rose] (Genève : L.E.C., 1948), a group of pieces written by L'Anselme with his "unschooled" left hand, in an exercise drawing on the tenets of Art Brut, the school of artistic and linguistic experimentation defined by Jean Dubuffet, a champion of L'Anselme and the dedicatee of this volume.
April 26, 2010
A curious addition to the Beinecke Library's collection: This miniature booklet displays a cover title declaring it to be a "thumb dictionary" of French and German terms. The inside cover betrays its true role, since that is distributed by the "Parti Socialiste Clandestin". Instead of translated words and phrases, this book is full of instructions for members of the French Resistance on how to sabotage German machinery, manufacturing plants, trains, and automobiles.
April 20, 2010
Issue #3 of Bikini Girl (February 1979), when the L.E.S. was the Lower East Side, and the Mudd Club was the Mudd Club. (With paper doll cutouts of Fred and Cindy from the B-52s!!!)
April 1, 2010