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2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Welcome to Old and New Friends, Jeff Koons Inspiration, and "Doll Stalker?"

Ah, so much to say! Welcome to my old friend from Campbell, and the legendary Nice Twice Doll Shop. Sometimes the world is small and wonderful. Welcome to Glow and the other good friends who follow this blog, and welcome to my friends from our Facebook group, Dolls Antique, and thanks Pat for setting us up!

I've had some other weird serendipity coming my way these days. About three weeks ago, I was beaten out of a stockinette and wire Japanese doll from the 70s; I must have about 30 of them, but this was a very big size of the Doll of the Seven Umbrellas. I was about to buy her when a very short, rude man cut in and said he was buying the doll. I let it go without a fight. Since then, I see him everywhere, in stores, driving, and today, at Borders, arguing about book shelves with one of the sales associates. I hope they weren't for dolls. He isn't very friendly, or nice, so I don't start conversations, but it's strange.

One wonderful book from borders was a monograph of Jeff Koons, who must have read von Boehn and Carl Fox. For those not familiar, he does forms of giant inflatable toys cast in steel, and he also casts small, kitschy sculpture in steel, Norwegian wooden trools, German bisque figurines, and he uses Fisher price and other toys to make sculpture. Like my hero Joseph Cornell, and their mutual friend Dali, he likes using everyday objects in unusual ways, but he must love toys, and know what they are. He also has a photo of the Venus of Willendorf in the monograph. Would that I were wealthy! Mr. Koons, if you read this by chance, contact us here at the museum!

Ah, how wonderful it would be to have one of those Banality figures, or one of the inflatables, on the lawn of our brick and mortar museum! I feel a second edition of the bibliography coming on! And, he will be mentioned in the second edition of the metal doll book.

If anyone else is having problems leaving comments, please let me know! I'm going to try to leave myself some to test the theory.

Remember that my other blogs have doll informaton, too. I have been finding interesting international dolls, and received a wonderful gift of fifties movie stars paper doll books. Sometimes, a doll or two will just seem to jump out at me, expensive or not. Life is wonderful because you never know where you will get inspiration!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ellen, I wanted to thank you again for the welcome. I remember fine conversations at the Nice Twice Doll Shop and how wonderful I thought it was that you loved the metal head dolls so much. The world is sometimes a wonderful serendipitous place:-)

    I think of those days often and all the dolls that I saw come through the shop and sometimes have wished that I had purchased wiser or more of them, but I am so happy to have had the opportunity to meet really wonderful doll people such as yourself, and I remain thankful for that!
    It feels really good to hear Glow again after all these years and I am looking forward to catching up on the years that have passed and on this wonderful blog:-) Hugs, Glow (aka Kimmeldoll)

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