Yesterday I went to see an Edward Gorey exhibit shown at the Boston Athenaeum. It was so wonderful. I was surprised to see that his original drawings are for the most part, the same size that is shown in his books. The detail is so incredible. I want to know what kind of pen he was using!!
Unfortunately they did not allow photographs, but here is a photo of the goodies that I brought home. They had made copies of a New York Times article about the exhibit that were free, and then I bought one of each of the postcards they had.
And now we come to my very favorite part of the exhibit:
Edward Gorey was a mailartist!!!
They had on display four letters that he sent to his mother in Chicago while he was at Harvard. And he decorated the envelopes! I was overjoyed when I saw them.
I managed to find photos of two of the envelopes online at dearestamy.com
and here they are:
I also found this book coming out in September 2011:
The description says that it
"includes 75 letters, 38 illustrated envelopes, and over 60 postcards and illustrations."
Wow, I would love to have this!!