May. 23rd, 2009 11:06 am
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The lovely [ profile] fasterpussycat was kind enough to send me a wonderful bit of post. I now have one of her stunning Virginia Woolf prints. It lives, at present, above my curios cabinet, facing the a print of Tilda Swinton with antlers in her hair made for me by [ profile] cynical_ghost. Once I find it a worthy frame, however, I may put it above my typewriter with Whitney's mounted bugs. She sent a small collage piece including legs and fish, and a rather infamous book about a modern dandy and rent boy. She also sent a marvellous bit of Victorian technology: a stereoscope, one of those lenses that allows one to focus on two photographs taken of the same image from slightly different angles, causing the picture to appear to be three-dimensional. The photograph in question is of a seated young man, quite naked and playing the violin. I was almost disconcerted to find that he's my type exactly: lithe and distracted. He's delicious, Tamara. You know me well. Thank you ever so much!

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Date: 2009-05-23 10:59 pm (UTC)
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That Virginia Woolf portrait is absolutely stunning. I love how it's both soft and bold.

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Date: 2009-05-24 10:08 pm (UTC)
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The drawing is beautiful, it reminds me of vintage portraits. Somewhere I think I have more stereoscope pictures, alas--no naughty ones. If/when I come across them, I'll let you know. Somewhere I've seen a vintage postcard of a topless or naked woman holding a lute with a floppy Renaissance-type hat on. I've seen that a variety of place, but never a nude youth.

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Date: 2009-05-25 12:44 am (UTC)
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So pleased that you are pleased, dear Jack.

I would like to see the Tilda portrait sometime....

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Date: 2009-05-26 08:37 pm (UTC)
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That is gorgeous! Who is the artist?

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Date: 2009-05-26 08:49 pm (UTC)
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It's [ profile] cynical_ghost. She is an artist and maskmaker from Louisiana.


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