Piece: Elvis Presley Before Retouching to Simulate G. I. Haircut. Gelatin silver print by unknown American photographer. 1956-7.
Piece: Elvis Presley After Retouching to Simulate G. I. Haircut. Gelatin silver print by unknown American photographer. 1956-7.
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
Piece: One of five copies of the first issue of Interview Magazine included in Andy Warhol’s 21st Time Capsule—throughout his life he filled over 600 boxes with his junk and ephemera—high end hoarding! This issue of Interview features cover girl Raquel Welsh as Myra Breckinridge and boasts an interview with chained and perfumed favorite Mike Sarne.
Where: The Andy Warhol Museum, located on the unfortunately named Sandusky Street in Pittsburg, PA.
Piece: Lysandra cormion. A butterfly collected and identified by Vladimir Nabokov.
Where: American Museum of Natural History which received over 500 other specimens of Lepidoptera from Nabokov. New York, NY.
Piece: The Green Cap. Woodcut, 23 blocks, 12 colors on paper. Alex Katz. 1985.
Where. Colby College Museum of Art. Waterville, Maine.
Item: Charles Dickens‘s letter opener. “The handle is made from the paw of Dickens’s pet cat Bob, and the blade is engraved ‘C. D. In Memory of Bob 1862,’ the year of the cat’s death.”
Where: New York Public Library.
Piece: Raquel Welch. Sculpture in epoxy resin by Frank Gallo. 1969.
Where: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Washington, D.C.
Item: A photograph of a little girl with a pack of cigarettes, taken in October 1932 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
Item: A photograph of a little girl pouring whisky, taken in October 1932 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
Where: National Media Museum. Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.