17 January 2011

Louvre






More of those dusty, hazy slides from 1997. These things are mainly carved bone and horn inlaid with silver or aluminium. I guess they're sort of like buttons or toggles or something. There is even a little bone open-work cube in there. At the time, my oldest sister wrote me a letter, posing as a curator from the Louvre, saying;

Dear Davîd,
 We 'ave 'eard about your "doo-dads",
 and want to buy them all for our collec-shi-ong,
 signed,
 Pierre LaFarge

...or something to that effect. The letterhead, with an Eiffel Tower logo did have a certain...I-dont-know- what... ( hohng-hohng-hohng!)
Siblings can be cruel.
Actually, none of these things were ever for sale- so I possibly might still have them someplace, in the bottom of some box full of crazy stuff from the past. I may try to dig them up. And offer them to the Louvre. And get paid. Yeah.

Update:
Le Louvre, 17/1/2011
Cher Monsieur "David Neale",
Merci pour vot re présentation de "bidules" -
nous vous suggérons d'essayer le Musée d'Arts Décoratifs.
Ils peuvent être plus enclins?
signé
Pierre Lafarge



2 comments:

  1. Too funny! And thanks for the Google translate! Btw those killjoys suggest "things" instead of "thingys".
    Our friends did something similar by sending us a letter from a fancy whorehouse in Nevada who wanted a complete redecoration. We were so pyched! but then... aarrggh!

    Nice thingies David!!

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  2. Ha! Your friends are even crueller than siblings!

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