Monday, August 31, 2015

2015 Edward Gorey House Prints

Each year, the Edward Gorey House produces several limited edition prints. The selection for 2015 includes two theater scenes and an alphabet. Each limited edition print is hand numbered and "signed" with an embossed facsimile of Edward Gorey's signature. To purchase prints, visit the Edward Gorey House website.

The first print is Gorey Theatre Dance. A celebratory dance of odd characters on a stage, the image is full of fantastic Gorey details. The image measures 6.5" x 7.75" (paper size is 9" x 11.75") and appears in full color. This image was originally created for Signals catalog.

The second print is theater related image titled The Fatal Intermission. The image measures 10" x 4.75" (paper size is 11.75" x 9"). This full color painting was created by Mr. Gorey in 1990 as the dust jacket design for 13 Plays of Ghosts & the Supernatural, collected and edited by Marvin Kaye.

The third offering, Figbash Alphabet, reunites the viewer with one of Edward Gorey's signature creatures. Figbash dances and contorts himself into each letter of the alphabet.  The image measures 9" x 14.5" (paper size is 11" x 17").

All three prints are being offered as a standard printing, a numbered limited edition (200 copies) with an embossed signature, and a lettered limited edition (26 copies) with an embossed signature. Contact The Edward Gorey House to order your prints today!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ballet Review

Edward Gorey created this cover for Ballet Review in 1967. The performer is executing La Deese Eclectique, which certainly lives up to its title. With its combination of living and fabricated assistants, the performer(s) are simply, and quite theatrically framed by tasseled ropes. One wonders what the axe is for...

Friday, August 7, 2015

Edward Gorey Cat Dancing Beside Pool

In 1974, Edward Gorey created 46 pieces of original artwork for his show at the Graham Gallery entitled Plain & Coloured Drawings by Edward Gorey (see my post from February 20, 2014 for more about the exhibit). One of these pieces included in the show was Masked cat dancing beside pool, a delightful image that is perfect for a hot August day. The visible crease in the image is present because this is scan of a xerox from Mr. Gorey's personal files.