Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Le Cabinet de Curiosités

Over the holidays, my friend Jessica and I visited an amazing exhibition organized by the Marlborough Gallery downtown in the old Mercantile Exchange building. Le Cabinet de Curiosités, is a show conceived and curated by Thierry Despont, where "contemporary art converges with 18th- and 19th-century antiquities in a setting that blurs the confines of time and categorization." It mixes pieces by Thierry Despont himself and artists Manolo Valdés and the late Claudio Bravo, as well as rare antique furniture from the Steinitz Collection. I especially loved Thierry Despont's sculptures of animals and bugs made from metal machine parts and found objects.  It's a small jewel box of an exhibition but worth the visit.  

Le Cabinet de Curiosités
6 Harrison Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Tuesday thru Saturday
11:00am to 5:00pm
Open through January 31, 2012









10 comments:

Peeblespair said...

Thank you for the lovely site. These displays are so intriguing, as are many of your posts that I have been following since I discovered it. It has inspired me to resume photographing the things that I love.
-R. Peeblespair

JoeTheMiddleYears said...

Forget about all the tourist attractions, this is what is truly amazing and inspiring about New York City: so many creative people, doing so many creative things that in turn inspire more creativity. New York is a buzzing hive of media, art and design. Thank you for sharing the pics of a fascinating exhibition.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

So unique and inspiring. What a nice thing to do with a friend over the holidays! Happy 2012,
Laura

La Dolfina said...

It looks amazing!

Karena said...

Heather an art exhibit I know I would love!!

Unique and intriguing pieces!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Unknown said...

So dramatic!

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HRH The Duchess of State said...

How devine dahhling! thank you for the tour!

Claudia Juestel said...

Fabulous!!!! I so wish I could make it to NYC in time.

Cheers,

Claudia

A Different Kind of Fine said...

beautiful place!!!

therelishedroost said...

Love the fashion comparisons to design..specifically the Hermes orange.. always a fan.. very tastefully done!!.

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