Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Emperor’s New Museum

From Thursday's NYT:
Unlike typical perfume displays, which make lavish use of bottles and packaging, this installation . . . will feature only sound and scent
FirstNerve sent its ace team of dumpster divers out to Columbus Circle yesterday and they struck gold. They found a draft copy of the Museum of Arts and Design’s layout for the new perfume display:

They also retrieved the museum’s grant application to the National Endowment for the Arts:

And here is the curator’s detailed proposal for the first exhibit:

Finally, there is this:
Mr. Burr is also planning retrospectives of renowned perfumers’ work
FirstNerve is pleased to give your this sneak peek at the Museum of Arts and Design’s upcoming exhibition schedule.
July 15 to December 6, 2011
Jean-Claude Ellena: The Early Years—Top Notes of Fury

January 8 to April 22, 2012
Jean-Claude Ellena Midstream: The Heart of a Genius

June 1 to September 20, 2012
Jean-Claude Ellena: The Late Work—Drydown is Forever

November 7, 2012 to February 15, 2013
Sillage of a Giant: Creative Perfumery in the Wake of Jean-Claude Ellena

December 12, 2012
Invitation-only book party for publication of
Jean-Claude Ellena: Le catalogue raisonné, an exhaustive 350-blank-page scratch-and-sniff archive of the Master’s lifetime oeuvre.

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