Tag Archives: Photography

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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The Introduction of Fairy Tale Architecture

snowwhite+Acclaimed Hamden landmark Torpedo House is proud to introduce an entirely new category of Important Architecture. Fairy Tale Architecture. We look at it as the marriage of Walk Disney and Alice Washburn, the architecture of Torpedo House itself. Free from allegiance to any existing architectural style or school, Washburn was able to draw from them all, and create her own signature style, one in which whimsy, fancy and childlike delight are the driving principles, where Garrison meets Medieval meets Colonial, on equal footing. In the next several weeks, we will be sharing more examples of this exciting historical (and historic) development

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.

AUGUST No. 2 out next week

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Featuring a pithy piece by our own Mr. Murray Moss. This is the new and wonderful magazine from our best pal Dung Ngo. Click on it to find out how to get your hands on a copy.  The August site is still featuring issue No. 1. So learn a little about Milan, it wouldn’t kill you.

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. 

Today is the first day of the rest of our vintage photographs

mmpi3Beginning today, a charm offensive of monumental proportions has begun, with coordination unseen since Dunkirk, among our various Instagram accounts, Twitter account and Facebook, as well as this blog and the two websites we maintain. The photos in this collection are unbelievable and there’s no way people like yourself would be able to resist grabbing them up if you just knew where to find them. That’s why we have started Operation Hitch Your Wagon to a Star (OHYWS in the confidential memos) the goal of which is to bring overpainted press photographs into the 21st Century and beyond. Over the next days and weeks, we’ll be sharing these with you, on a controlled basis, and I might as well warn you now, it will be First Come, First Served (FCFS) so as the head of the Orphanage always used to say,  Avoid disappointment. Come to dinner early. Each of these beauties is a one of a kind. We urge you to stay in close touch with our various media venues. Really, we’re only thinking of you.

Announcing the Tertium Quid Site: TertiumQuid.net

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On May 12, contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth presented an exhibition of the Tertium Quid collection of vintage press photographs, curated by Murray, on the occasion of the launch of the Tertium Quid book, published by August Editions.

Now you can view the entire collection online at TertiumQuid.net and even purchase the photographs themselves, available as pairs. If you’d like to make an appointment to view specific pairs, please write to us at info@mossbureau.com.

Still want the book? It’s now available everywhere! Just kidding, it’s limited edition. But you can find it, including signed copies, on mossPop and Amazon.

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TQ in Wallpaper Online!

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Fresh From Collective 2 Design Fair: Hella Jongerius

In case you missed it (for shame!), this May, at Collective 2, Moss Bureau presented a selective retrospective of the work of Hella JongeriusThe exhibit included studio work, solo exhibitions, commissions and collaborative pieces developed over the artist’s long history and friendship with Moss. The Moss Gallery always carried something of Hella’s.  And now Moss continues the tradition by presenting the pieces on the Moss Bureau site, for sharing, for educating, for pleasing and of course, for sale. 

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