Saturday, March 12, 2016

Exhibition: Wordplay @ The MET


Below is a selection of pictures I took at the Wordplay show currently up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition features mostly text-based prints and drawings. Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger's Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay, on view January 8–April 11, 2016. 

Matthias Buchinger


Jan van de Velde / Jasper Johns

Master ES / Louise Bourgeois 

Suzanne McClelland

Matthias Buchinger (June 2, 1674 – January 17, 1740), sometimes called Matthew Buckinger in English, was a German artist, magician, calligrapher, and performer who was born without hands or feet and was 29 in  tall. Buchinger was especially noted for his micrography, in which illustrations consist of infinitesimal text. More info here
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