Monday, April 25, 2016
The Wormwood Review was a literary magazine published from Fall 1959 through April 1999. According to The Wormwood Review: A Brief History ( http://www.wormwoodreview.com/history.html ), the magazine was originally published in Mt. Hope, Connecticut, later moving to California. The first issue was printed by three friends who used an antique letterpress located in a drafty barn on Wormwood hill. The motor of the press was not operational, consequently the press was operated manually, requiring a good deal of physical effort and precise timing. To brace themselves for the task, copious amounts of gin were consumed with the result that the type was crooked in many copies. The experience proved to be one that the publishers were not interested in repeating and subsequent issues were professionally printed.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
This just in from the producers of GOREY (The Secret Lives of Edward Gorey):
USE CODE "2FOR1" TO GET 2 TICKETS FOR ONLY $18
MUST PURCHASE TICKETS BY APRIL 29. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Here is a nice article on wickedlocal.com about the 2016 Edward Gorey House show: http://capecod.wickedlocal.com/article/20160415/NEWS/160418397 Photo of the exhibition is by David Colantuono.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Artifacts from the Archives, Rare, Never-seen, Hardly-Ever Seen & Rediscovered Works by Edward Gorey. The length of the show's title merely hints at the previously unseen treasures that will be on display through December 31, 2016.
This exhibition marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of the museum in the home that Edward Gorey lived in from 1979 until his death in April 2000. A year after his passing, the home was opened as The Edward Gorey House and features an annual themed exhibition of his works.
Every year, the museum showcases rare and unusual pieces by the prolific Mr. Gorey, leaving one to marvel at the quantity of material he found time to create. The 2016 exhibition promises to be an "Alladin's Cave of Wonders" for the novice and seasoned admirer alike.
In addition to an extensive collection of drawings and paintings on display, there will be three dimensional objects, and several unpublished or unfinished books. Also on display will be a large stash of art created by Edward (Ted to his friends and family) as a child and teenager that was preserved by his mother and later by himself. The inclusion of this material will give a full spectrum view of Mr. Gorey as an artist.
This exhibition promises to be a must see show for every Gorey enthusiast. For hours and other information on the show, go HERE.
Monday, March 28, 2016
"What are you going to do with all your stuff?" I have heard this question from friends, fellow collectors, and even people who come to my home to do repair work. This is a question that is posed to all collectors eventually. My response always begins, "I am still enjoying it on a daily basis." From there, the answer gets vague.
Over the past several years, a number of major Edward Gorey collections have transitioned away from the collectors who passionately and painstakingly acquired the mountains of books, ephemera, and artwork. Some have been sold through dealers or at auction, but there has also been a significant number of collections which have been donated to institutions or libraries.
The latest collection to move into a new permanent home is that of Glen Emil, the man behind goreyography.com, who has donated his collection to the Library of Congress. As reported on March 15, 2016 in the LOC's blog post by Erin Allen, Mr. Emil donated his collection to the LOC in December 2014. Hopes of an eventual exhibition are high. To read the blog post (a photo from the post appears above), go HERE.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
The Secret Lives of Edward Gorey will be mounted by The Life Jacket Theater Company in NYC at the end of April. For more information on the production, performance schedule and ticket information, go HERE.