Friday, August 31, 2018

Back To School

Devilish Teacher by Edward Gorey. This unpublished drawing was included in the 1996 exhibition Gorey World at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco and graces the cover of the catalog from the exhibition. The catalog was produced in a limited edition of 500 numbered and 26 lettered copies, each signed by Edward Gorey.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dracula Exhibition

Arts Brookfield in Houston Texas will be hosting Dracula!, an exhibition featuring production materials, artwork, sets pieces and costumes from the Alley Theater's 2014 production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. The exhibition will run from September 13 through November 9. For more information about the exhibition, go HERE.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mark Baker

Actor Mark Baker, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his 1973 title role in director Hal Prince's Candide has passed. Mr. Baker was also well received in the international tour of Grand Hotel in which he played the role of Otto Kringelein.

Fans of Edward Gorey's theatrical endeavors fondly remember Mr. Baker as one of the talented company of players in Amphigorey, A Musicale. The 1994 Off Broadway production ran at the Perry Street Theater in New York City. Mr. Baker was 71.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Gorey's Worlds ... Again!

Gorey's Worlds, the exhibition mounted by The Wadsworth Atheneum earlier this year, will be on display at the David Owsley Mueum of Art in Muncie, Indiana from September 28 through December 23 (museum exhibition information HERE).

This stellar exhibition features original artwork, prints, and photographs collected by Edward Gorey during his lifetime which he bequeathed to the Wadsworth. These pieces, which decorated Mr. Gorey's home, informed and inspired his own artwork. Also included in the exhibition are rare original pieces of Mr. Gorey's own work.

*** Color dust wrapper design by Edward Gorey for Haunted America (collection Wadsworth Atheneum, gift of Edward Gorey)
*** Photograph by Eugene Atget (collection Wadsworth Atheneum, gift of Edward Gorey)