Sunday, February 25, 2007

Found: in Mumbai's Chor Bazaar

These images are all from books found in Mumbai's Chor Bazaar, purchased for Rs 200 (for the lot). The etching is a reproduction of a Piranesi -- whoever that is -- and there are four hand-tinted postcards from Brussels by an anonymous artist. My favorite, hands down, however, is the illustration of Marguerite Dufay, from a compendium of French posters. The face! The breath of roses at her nipped waist! The errant trombone! The possibility that Marguerite was originally a Marcus!

More of the same at my Flickr pool for art; mind you, skip over those crappy collage images, which I do for fun on weekends.

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