Tuesday, February 26, 2019

2019 Edward Gorey House Exhibition

Take the furs out of cold storage, strap on your wooden leg, gas up the Pierce Arrow motor car, and get ready to head to the Edward Gorey House on Thursday April 11th for the opening of the 2019 exhibition Hippity Wippity (Edward Gorey and the Language of Nonsense). Rhyming dictionaries will undoubtedly need revisions once this exhibit opens.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Happy Birthday Edward Gorey!

The Birthday Boy is Edward Gorey,
who would have turned 94 today!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Don Giovanni Program

Did Edward Gorey ever sleep? After more than 40 years of actively searching for pieces created by Mr. Gorey it is still possible to run across an unfamiliar item with alarming frequency. This wonderful theatrical program, designed by Mr. Gorey to accompany a production of Don Giovanni in 1980 is such an item.

In 2016, Swann Auction Galleries sold a number of original set and costume designs by Edward Gorey from the production of Don Giovanni (goreyana.blogspot.com/2016/09/auction-news.html). Mounted by the Monadnock, New Hampshire Music Festival, the Mozart opera was directed by Peter Sellers. The program for the two night only production has a striking cover design by Mr. Gorey. A rose, which is opening to reveal a skull inside it, is surrounded by the title and dancing flames. Given the brevity of the performance run, these programs are understandably quite rare.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Edwardian Ball

It is time once again for The Edwardian Ball, an event that mixes art, performance, music, and fashion. Like the legendary grand costume balls of Victorian and Edwardian eras, The Edwardian Ball is a themed performance party inspired by the work of Edward Gorey.

The 2019 Los Angeles ball will be held this coming Saturday, February 9th. The theme for this years ball is The Epiplectic Bicycle. For information and tickets to attend this event, visit www.edwardianball.com