Category Archives: Franklin Getchell

Coming soon: Torpedo House, a new concept in gallery presentation

blakerA rare and magical private house gallery, where every room offers superb examples of overpainted vintage press photographs and black and white archival prints, many from the pages of the highly regarded Baltimore Sun. See this work in the residential context of an exquisitely restored 1929 Alice Washburn neo-garrison home where the furniture is as curated as the artworks. 

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Major MOSS sale at online auction house PADDLE8

paddleLive right now, the Paddle8 sale of an excellent selection of items from the Moss archives.  Fabulous pieces of extreme wonderfulness and goodness from the designers we love: Maarten Baas, Hella Jongerius, the Campanas, Luisa Cevese, and so many more. Some might look at this as your last chance to buy something from Moss. They would be right. Click on the 8 to go there. From today until Sept 9.  Bid early, bid often.

Our kind of town, Chicago is

kapor22Here we are taking a selfie at the Anish Kapoor Bean in Millennium Park. Can you see us? We’re right in the center of the photo. See the little flash? And see the bottom of the bean and the kids close up, being reflected? It’s a super amazing breathtaking sculpture.  Click on the photo to see everything larger. And click here to really see what the Bean looks like.

The Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City plus teepees and giant shuttlecock

IMG_1088Probably this makes no sense to you. That’s because you don’t know Moss Bureau is consulting with the Nelson Atkins Museum and we were just in Kansas City and the museum has a big installation up right now called The Plains Indians  (which explains the teepees) and the shuttlecock is actually an Oldenburg sculpture of which there are a couple on this giant lawn. The idea behind them was that there were these two giants playing badminton using the museum building as the net. I think badminton was invented in Kansas City or something, maybe. Anyway, see the things you can find when you get out of town? Click on the pic to see it bigger. And if you just can’t get enough of that shuttlecock, here’s the famous Shuttlecock Mug that you can buy from the museum’s gift shop. 101485 (1)

It’s really all about the chair. Think of us as props.

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Here you have Murray and Franklin as part of the Friends of Vitra/Characters campaign for the chair we’re sitting on. Well, that I am sitting on. Murray is, of course, as usual sitting on me. The chair is the Grand Repos by Antonio Citterio. You can see more of our immensely clever and not at all self conscious photos by clicking on Murray’s face. To see more of the whole campaign, click here. 

Sit! Astro, sit! New York Times spots the mossPOP warehouse sale featuring Jetsons-like doghouse

mosspopdoghouseIt’s the mossPOP.com warehouse sale which we’re calling “WE’RE ONLY HUMAN” because we’re selling things we kind of forgot we had, and just found again.  Like this Michael Young doghouse which looks like it was 3D printed by The Jetsons.  And many other items of similar provenance and peculiarity and cheapness.  Click on the doghouse to see the Rima Suqi piece in the Times. Click here to go to the sale. 

Double whammy on T-online. Moss Bureau at Collective PLUS Murray’s new book


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What a day. I don’t know about you but we’re exhausted. VIP preview tonight at Collective 2, and then Tertium Quid booksigning on Monday. Whew.  Click on the pic to go there.

Yes, yes, they’re puppets. We all know that, but still….

ImageThere are people out there who believe that Bert and Ernie were inspired by certain founders of Moss Bureau. Those people are mistaken. But there is a long ago connection to Sesame, and great affection for old B and E, and this New Yorker cover is just about as sweet as anything gets these days.

 

Moss Bureau goes where no hand-riveted aluminum dancer has gone before

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It’s safe to say you have seen NOTHING  like this. Even at the famous fabulous fucking FRIEZE.   Next reception: a Matinee on Tuesday May 14 3pm to 5pm.  Don’t be the only one not to have seen it. You know how you get.

The dancers are coming! The dancers are coming!

dancerspic2 dancersopicLes Danseurs du Tailor have arrived at the Bureau, shrouded in blankets and wrapped in plastic for their perilous journey from deepest DUMBO. Our crack team of installers  will be unwrapping and hanging and crimping  until they are all dancing together in a state of frenzied abandon.