Saturday, September 27, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Published in the February 1994 issue of Worth Magazine, Random Walk by Edward Gorey is a self contained story in four panels (see my post from August 13, 2014 for another Random Walk). I like how the dummy in the window goes from exuberant showmanship in panel one, to modesty in the second panel. The impractical outfit (with extra hip length boots and hat which are not displayed in the shop window) looks like one of Mr. Gorey's costume designs.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries in New York City on October 1st. The first part of Mr. Spiegel's collection was sold at Swann this past May. This second auction consists of 30 lots which include many limited edition volumes, groups of posters, and prints by Mr. Gorey. To view the catalog on line, go HERE.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Friends Magazine from August 1962. Chevrolet produced this magazine from 1960 until the mid/late 60's as a giveaway extolling the virtues of owning your own car so you could travel and see the "real" America.
The copy reads (in part), "The expression "Watch the birdie" may work well at home with youngsters you know, but when you attempt to take pictures of the colorful but evasive people you meet on your travels, the situation calls for diplomacy." The photo essay is goes on to give advice about photographing the indigenous peoples one will meet while traveling.
It would be interesting to know how specific the information given to Mr. Gorey was for this assignment. Was he asked for an image of traditional photography, or just given a basic outline for the one page spread?