Friday, February 24, 2012

Le Cabinet de Curiosités: 6 Harrison Street, TriBeCa

Led by the suggestion of my friend Patrick upon a chance meeting in the rainy NY streets I ventured into Tribeca...a place where i never usually go...a maze of old NY streets laden with cobblestones and old world charm and new world money.....All to see an exhibit I gleaned was called "Cabinet of Curiosities"...colour me curious......

"Le Cabinet de Curiosités presents work by Marlborough artists Thierry W Despont, Manolo Valdés and the late Claudio Bravo, as well as rare antique furniture from the Steinitz Collection"

Stunning antiques form the 17th and 18th century were combined with an amazing array of artworks...paintings that looked like the BACKS of stretched canvases and knotted scarves....insects and exotic birds made from metal ephemera and mechanical cast offs....and rough hewn wooden sculptures that mimic Old Master silhouettes...The role place felt magical and transported from some other time and felt suspended in time..... not exactly old...not specifically new...could have been Vienna...or Paris.....or a back alley in Rome.....

ll in all a truly beautiful exhibit...and a truly magical NY way that i happened to see it one day before it closed!!! Also 6 Harrison Street was quite a beautiful building in it's own right and i included some photos of it's interior here as well!!!!!


These wooden 'books" below were some of my favorite things in the detailed and raw at the same time....

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