Installation view of Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets. August 12, 2012–January 7, 2013. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph by Thomas Griesel
When Stephen and Timothy Quay were students at the Philadelphia College of Art in the late 1960s, they visited an exhibition of Polish poster art and were introduced to the aesthetics and cultural history of Eastern Europe. Since then, the literature, music, and cinema of Mitteleuropa has informed their work, notably through an interest in figures such as Bruno Schulz, Robert Walser, Leoš Janáček, and Franz Kafka.Read more
At 8:30 a.m. on August 2, Stephen and Timothy Quay arrived at The Museum of Modern Art conservation lab to complete an installation titled Please Sniff, heralding the Museum’s current landmark retrospective of their work. Read more
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