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Good Grief! (or, drawings from yet another neighborhood)

Posted by Gregory Hischak on

 “Ted Gorey is perfect for children,

and that’s the saddest thing of all,

that [his books] weren’t allowed

to be published that way.”

                        Maurice Sendak

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Summer 2020 Acquisitions by the Edward Gorey House

Posted by Darren Kornblut on

The Edward Gorey House is not just a Historical House in a historical neighborhood, and not just a forum to talk about Gorey and art and creativity. It's also an ever-expanding archive and library of Gorey's lifelong output. While the archives of the Edward Gorey Charitable Trust in New York harbor much of Edward's original artwork, the House has in its collection a span of Goreyana from childhood drawings to working scripts of his final Entertainments.

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Edward Gorey's Interesting Lists

Posted by Gregory Hischak on

The magical properties of a good listOpening up Edward Gorey’s Notebooks In the Fall of 2019 the Edward Gorey Charitable Trust allowed the House to borrow several boxes of Gorey’s notebooks, journals, folders, and binders of material for use in this year’s exhibit. In pouring over the contents (a nice way to spend a winter) of what would become our 2020 exhibit He wrote it all down Zealously, it quickly became apparent that the List was a defining component. A curator’s lament: the amount of material was overwhelming—and the handwriting challenging—and so the final assembly, whittled down to fit in...

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THE GOREY HOUSE TRANSFORMATION

Posted by edwardgoreyhouse Admin on

When purchasing what is now the Edward Gorey House in 1979, at no time, did Edward Gorey plan to have a museum house in his name on Cape Cod - in fact, some might wonder if he'd be pleased with the idea. After Edward's sudden death of a heart attack, in the upstairs of the house, in the presence of his friend and current curator, Rick Jones, his trustees were approached with an idea that was not on the table for converting Edward's assets into his final wishes of supporting animal welfare.  Not only was it not on the table,...

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GOREYANA - THE EVOLUTION OF A COLLECTING BLOG - BY IRWIN TERRY

Posted by edwardgoreyhouse Admin on

  Guest Blogger Irwin Terry - Tells us about GOREYANA- A Blog Celebrating the Works of Edward Gorey   I was introduced to the works of Edward Gorey in 1979 during my first semester of art college and was instantly smitten. His drawings, wit, and macabre sense of humor resonated with me and I bought up every book currently in print. I expanded my searches to include out of print titles and eventually pieces of original artwork, which have become a primary focus of my collection. One thing led to another and now Edward Gorey and his images are inextricably...

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