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Le Cabinet de Curiosités

by habituallychic

01 . 03 . 12
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

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  1. Peeblespair January 3, 2012 | 7:46 pm

    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

  2. JoeTheMiddleYears January 3, 2012 | 8:38 pm

    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.

  3. Laura Casey Interiors January 3, 2012 | 11:33 pm

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

  4. La Dolfina January 4, 2012 | 1:00 am

    It looks amazing!

  5. Karena January 4, 2012 | 1:46 am

    Heather an art exhibit I know I would love!!

    Unique and intriguing pieces!

    Art by Karena

  6. Unknown January 4, 2012 | 1:57 am

    So dramatic!


  7. HRH The Duchess of State January 4, 2012 | 1:56 pm

    How devine dahhling! thank you for the tour!

  8. Claudia Juestel January 4, 2012 | 7:06 pm

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



  9. A Different Kind of Fine January 4, 2012 | 9:26 pm

    beautiful place!!!

  10. therelishedroost January 7, 2012 | 11:30 pm

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