Sunday, November 18, 2007


Wonderful article in T: Style Magazine on the eve of the release of "Tony Duquette," a comprehensive folio of the designer's farrago whimsy.

Duquette's multi-referenced interiors combined taste with waste, matching chinoiserie and backlot fantasy with farmyard Americana, in a pointed, life-long rejection of the anonymous and sterile.

One gets the sense that the designer worked without a script, or that a script might have been constructed around a particular find or artifact. Viewed as a narrative of souped-u
p imagination and inventiveness, his works are an iconoclastic hybrid of Renaissance drama and Lemony Snicket, all the more relevant and important in response to what they oppose.

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