Monday, October 26, 2009

Digging In Your Own Crates

Above: Corset by the Warner Brothers Corset Company, ca. 1952-1960, and E.V. Day's Cherry Bomb Vortex (red sequin dress with monofilament and turnbuckles and stainless steel base, 2002) – both on view in Vortexhibition Polyphonica, a rotating exhibition of work from the Henry Art Gallery's permanent collection. Emily and I ran through the show this past Friday night and are looking forward to going back, especially since it will be changing a lot between now and when it closes in early 2011. I always love it when MoMA does this – devotes space to curating shows that make connections between works in their own holdings – and the show at the Henry is no less engaging. Go to for more info.

The corset image above is from the Textiles and Costumes section of the Henry's digital archive. Makes me wonder what else they have in there, waiting to be catalogued.

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