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Unicorn in Captivity - Cloisters Museum
       
     
dragon at Cloisters Museum
       
     
Camel at Cloisters Museum
       
     
Enthroned Virgin & Child — Cloisters Museum
       
     
Life Underground
       
     
Autobiographies (The Tie)
       
     
Untitled 2006 - Teun Hook
       
     
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cloisters museum

The Cloisters museum and gardens — part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art — is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cloisters Museum
       
     
Cloisters Museum

walking around the garden

Unicorn in Captivity - Cloisters Museum
       
     
Unicorn in Captivity - Cloisters Museum

The Unicorn in Captivity (from the Unicorn Tapestries)

Date: 1495–1505
Culture: South Netherlandish
Medium: Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts
Dimensions: Overall: 144 7/8 x 99 in. (368 x 251.5 cm)
Classification: Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line: Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937
Accession Number: 37.80.6

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dragon at Cloisters Museum
       
     
dragon at Cloisters Museum
Camel at Cloisters Museum
       
     
Camel at Cloisters Museum
Enthroned Virgin & Child — Cloisters Museum
       
     
Enthroned Virgin & Child — Cloisters Museum

Enthroned Virgin and Child

Date: 1130–1140
Geography: Made in Burgundy, France
Culture: French
Medium: Birch with paint and glass
Dimensions: H. 40 1/2 in. (102.9 cm)
Classification: Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1947


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Life Underground
       
     
Life Underground

Tom Otterness

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Autobiographies (The Tie)
       
     
Autobiographies (The Tie)

an intriguing conceptual work by Sophie Calle

Accompanying the work is the following text:

"I saw him for the first time in December 1985, at a lecture he was giving. I found him attractive but something bothered me: he was wearing an ugly tie. The next day I anonymously sent him a thin brown tie. Later I saw him in a restaurant; he was wearing it. Unfortunately, it clashed with his shirt. It was then I decided to take on the task of dressing him from head to toe: I would send him one article of clothing every year at Christmas. In 1986, he received a pair of silk grey socks; in 1987, a black alpaca sweater; in 1988, a white shirt; in 1989, a pair of gold-plated cuff links; in 1990, a pair of boxer shorts with a Christmas tree pattern; nothing in 1991; and in 1992, a pair of grey trousers. Some day, when he is fully dressed by me, I would like to be introduced to him."

Untitled 2006 - Teun Hook
       
     
Untitled 2006 - Teun Hook

oil on toned gelatin silver-print

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