December 12, 1997
Oh, the weather outside is frightful. I'm not going out there! I'd rather be in here with you anyway.
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF SOMETIMES THE SMALLEST MUSEUMS HAVE THE MOST FASCINATING THINGS
If you have a "thing" for fashion, don't miss "The Discerning Eye" at The Gunn Memorial Library and Museum, in Washington, CT. This exhibit, which will remain in place through February, 1988, is the result of letting two of fashion's leading lights loose in a very serious historical clothing collection. Linda Allard, designer for Ellen Tracy; and Titi Halle, director of Cora Ginsburg, LLC and a highly esteemed textile historian, have put together the exhibition, each choosing items from the Museum's vast and important collection, and each providing an explanation for its choice. Wow. Can you imagine what incredible design and handiwork will be on display? It's a comparatively small venue - all the better to enjoy it, I say!
THE ANTIDOTE TO DISNEY DEPARTMENT
That's if ever you'd actually want one. Christie's East has a sale coming up on December 1 8, and it is comprised of the artwork of Chuck Jones, creator of such characters as Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and The Roadrunner. Jones' work is relatively rare, as much of it was lost in a fire. Estimates begin at around $3,000. And go up from there. Of course.
HAVE I ALREADY MENTIONED THIS? DEPARTMENT
Since this is a season of giving gifts, you may get some things that have sticky tags affixed in inconvenient places. For paper items with price tags stuck on, try lighter fluid (not Butane!!). Just saturate the tag, count 5 seconds, and lift it off. At first you'll want to kill me because of the big greasy stain that's left behind. But restrain yourself, and wait. After a minute or so, the stain will disappear completely.
GLORIA, IN ALL HER GLORY
The Gloria Vanderbilt auction on Ebay is fascinating. Even the media know that. But how many of us realize that this has the potential to change the market forever? Watch the live auction houses scramble to establish themselves on-line!
This Sunday, Artie and I will be doing "The Great Paper Chase" at Fairleigh Dickinson University in
Hackensack, New Jersey. If you're in the nabe, stop by and say "hello". Happy hunting!
© 1997 Judith Katz-Schwartz
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