T’other day I had the pleasure to meander down to The Museum of Curiosity, a pop-up show at Pertwee, Anderson & Gold‘s Soho gallery. Artefact Triptych by Nancy FoutsTwo-headed calf
The calf is apparently one of the most common examples of polycephaly, the rarity of a creature born with 2 heads makes it a novelty. These creatures are often surrounded by myth and superstition. The label quotes Chuck Palahniuk ‘What we don’t understand we can make mean anything.’
The cobras are on sale at £750. In the background you can see works by Butch Anthony, a fascinating character, he collects unusual objects and displays them at the Museum of Wonder – I want to go!
Spring Cleaning by Giles WalkerCrow with Eye by Nancy Fouts (yours for only £3,000) Still Smiling by Nancy Fouts
I’d never heard of Nancy Fouts before, but it is not a name that I’ll easily forget. Her use of religious artifacts, taxidermy and surreal placement of objects left me with a grin from ear to ear.
What can I say. This is either your thing or it isn’t. I loved it and would highly recommend you go and soak up the atmosphere. Most of the artefacts are for sale and once I save up and have my country house and pied a terre I’ll be back to invest. The place is reminiscent of the Museum of Jurassic Technology in LA which we’ll visit early next year.
Entry Fee: Free