Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Empty Mansions: Dolls As Art

"Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune"

1919 Photoplay Magazine

I was so struck with the beauty & naturalness of the doll collection that was featured in the book titled : "Empty Mansions" that I wanted to present the reflections of a child's imagination.

An era of quiet solitude provided the protagonist her backlit set of dolls & personal history. Cramming her mansions with precious friends, her dolls, Huguette Clark preferred a single room in a hospital setting to participating in the "real world".

Paper dolls, bisque dolls, ritual dolls, teddy bears have all been part of every civilization throughout history. Dolls are art in many instances.

Parellel Universes anyone? Clark's doll collection is documented in the above book available on Amazon. 


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