Category Archives: TERTIUM QUID

Just in time. Gift photos from Torpedo.House

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Hey, everybody, it’s that time again. Panic time. It’s like you were asleep and just woke up to find out it’s almost too late to get those gifts you need to get for all those people you like so much.  But look here. We have the solution to your problem. Yes, excellent one-of-a-kind, historically complex and oddly moving vintage press photos right from the walls of Torpedo.House. Overpainted, or from the archives of the Baltimore Sun, or the pages of Tertium Quid, Murray’s book. Or, hey, you could also give that book. Click on one of the elves and go straight to the big red house. But do it now. Tick tock. And don’t forget our 15% off the listed price, as our gift to you.

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Baby Jesus Barbie. Supplies are dwindling fast.

dollNo, we are not at an Amazon Warehouse on Cyber Monday, my friends. We are back in time to 1954 and photographer Massimo Ascani shot this for United Press Photo and it’s called, for some reason, “A Part of Christmas”. You can find this and many other excellent examples of compelling and disturbing vintage press photographs just waiting for you at Torpedo.House. I’ll bet you know exactly who this shot would be perfect for. As a little going away gift.

“You can’t abdicate and eat it, too”

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So we watched a documentary on Netflix that claimed that Wallis actually said that to Edward. Who knew she was funny? Nazi, yes. Funny, no. This lovely portrait of the two royal Nazi sympathizers is part of the Tertium Quid collection and is available for purchase as of this very moment, right on our new website Torpedo House, which you should go see even if you don’t like the Royals or the Nazis or silver teapots. It’s all about expanding your worldview. Incidentally, Edward was quite the moron, it turns out, and Wallis was awful in too many ways to count. Click on her round smug little face for transport to Torpedo.House. You’ll land in Tertium Quid. Scroll down.

WWW.TORPEDO.HOUSE is online

balake.jpgIt’s the only red house gallery in the world. Okay, in the United States. Oh my god, all right, in Connecticut. Anyway, it’s private and by appointment and filled with wonder and dustfree and no, you can’t bring your dog, and yes, you can buy things. In fact, that’s the point. If you go to the website now, you can see the sort of things you can buy, and the amazing thing is you don’t even have to come all the way to TORPEDO HOUSE to make a purchase. You can do it from your sofa. Not online, though. You can communicate with us through the website and we will do it all the old-fashioned way. By email. Or the prehistoric way. Telephone. Anyway, you know what they say about torpedos.

PIN UP gives big thumbs up to TERTIUM QUID

TQpinupThe new shiny covered issue of PIN UP has a very nice review of TERTIUM QUID which has almost gotten lost in the shuffle of attention on the Georg Jensen book. Click on the clipping to see it large enough to read. Click on the TQ title to buy the book.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the quid

 

whitewallOur new favorite magazine has a big ad for TERTIUM QUID,  our collection of paired vintage press photos. Click on their logo to see what Whitewall is up to right now. And click on the photos below, to go our website where you can spend all your money buying photos just like these, or these very ones, in fact.

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Hey! Did you hear Uncle Murray’s book is at the ICP?


jeanneI’m heading over to the International Center for Photography right now to pick up another copy of  TERTIUM QUID. Since I’m just learning to crawl, this might take me a few minutes. I’m coming from Brooklyn, after all. But, hey, ICP’s a big deal. Maybe Annie Liebowitz will be there. I love her work. Click on me to enjoy my first forward crawl.

TERTIUM QUID is at the MoMA bookstore. Here’s living proof.

momaRace over there right now. Maybe they only have three copies left. Or you could click on the pic to buy it at mossPOP.  Don’t get us wrong. We’re really pleased that it’s at MoMA, but a sale is a sale.

They can’t wait to see you.

1-2 copyUntil the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, August 15, they’ll be waiting, at EDELMAN ARTS, right up on the gallery wall, with the rest of the photos in TERTIUM QUID. They know how busy you are, and while, sure, they were disappointed you weren’t able to call, they’re just hoping you can make a little time for them before it’s over. They do love you, you know. They always have.  And they talk about you all the time, and wonder how you’re doing, and if the relationship is working out, and how you’re doing since the promotion.  And they’re fine, really they are. You absolutely do not need to worry about them. But if you could stop by, even for a few minutes, it would mean so much to them.

You need to get out more. Really.

loveIt’s no good sitting alone in your room. Life is a cabernet, old chum. Get out of the house and run over to EDELMAN ARTS TONIGHT AT 6PM to hear Murray talk about TERTIUM QUID for the last time. And see the exhibition, because it’s closing on Friday! As Lucille Ball once said: “You only regret the things you didn’t do, Desi.” So don’t be Netflixing those soaps tonight. You’re not a cat. You only get one life. Live it as a lover of vintage American press photos.