Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Giant Fool on the Hill
Found my 'giant fool' in a favorite NYC haunt, The Argosy Book Store, 116 E. 59th Street. Since 1925, six stories of old & rare books, prints, photographs and autographs. A place Joseph Cornell visited routinely to find ephemera for his works. The Argosy has a table set up outside the shop featuring $1 bargain books. The fool is from the back cover of a $1 1984 exhibition catalogue of French Drawings 1550-1825 published by The Pierpont Morgan Library. He is "Momus" by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (1724-1780).
Momus is pasted down on an old painting which I trimmed and placed on top of a photograph of a landscape.