Friday, November 30, 2018

John Wulp

It is with sadness that we mark the passing of multi-talented director, producer, playwright, artist, designer, and educator John Wulp who died on Tuesday November 27 at the age of 90. As a producer, Mr Wulp was the driving force behind the Edward Gorey designed 1973 Nantucket and 1977 Broadway productions of Dracula. Mr. Wulp was awarded a Tony Award for the Broadway production.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Holidays Are Upon Us

As the Holiday Season begins, remember to enjoy the season and not get too stressed out!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thankgiving!


from Goreyana


Monday, November 12, 2018

Elegant Enigmas in Japan

In life, Edward Gorey rarely traveled far from his home and only ventured abroad once. Elegant Enigmas, the definitive Edward Gorey retrospective exhibition, has traveled extensively across the United States since 2009. For the past year or so the show has been exhibited in various cities across Japan. The show's Japanese tour will make its ninth stop at the Niitsu Art Museum in Tokyo beginning January 19, 2019.

Elegant Enigmas features original art, books, and ephemera culled from the Edward Gorey Archives. The materials on display will often vary slightly for each venue. At each stop, the personal collection from a regional collector is often featured alongside the Estate materials. A catalog of the core exhibition was published in 2009 (see my post

For the Japanese exhibitions, a new catalog has been produced. This oversized glossy paperback shows snippets from the core collection, but the main focus is on the supplemental materials from several collectors (from the layout, I assume it is from several collectors - I don't read Japanese). The pieces shown include original artwork lent from private collections as well as many items not pictured in the American volume. There are interviews and profiles of several collectors as well as a new interview with Andreas Brown, trustee of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust and former owner of Gotham Book Mart. Unfortunately for those of us that are not multilingual, all of the information in the catalog is written in Japanese.
This slight hiccup should not deter the serious collector from obtaining a copy of this catalog. The format, photography, and layout of the catalog is visually stunning and is sure to influence the look of future exhibition catalogs whose layout often resembles a checklist. The best way to obtain one of these catalogs is through eBay listings from Japan.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Coments and Questions

If you have sent me a comment or question and it failed to appear on the blog in a reasonable time frame, I apologize for the delay. I was not receiving notifications that comments were awaiting moderation. I went through the list, cleaned things up, and applied comments to blog entries last night. Again, sorry for the delays...I really appreciate all comments and questions.