LIBRARY SHELF: The Supernatural


Hill, Douglas and Pat Williams. The Supernatural (1965) ICI Shelf: Paraclesus First Line: “In 1956 Life magazine introduced some traditional but dressed up American ghost stories with the caption: “The old beliefs die hard, even in this Skeptical age.”” ICI History: Today at the ICI … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: The Supernatural

EPHEMERA KABINETT: LA Times with story on Saddam Hussein’s Spider Hole


ACCESSION #: ICI 21527 Title: “Hussein Captured,” L.A. Times (12/13/03) Description: Newspaper front page describing the discovery of Hussein in a “spider hole.” Location: Ephemera Kabinett Discussion: In nature, the trapdoor spider hides in his hole-nest until it leaps out to capture unsuspecting prey. In the … Continue readingEPHEMERA KABINETT: LA Times with story on Saddam Hussein’s Spider Hole

LIBRARY SHELF: Felix Gonzalez-Torres


Ault, Julie; ed. Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1991) ICI Shelf: Artist Monographs First Line: “I want to begin this book by telling you that I knew Felix Gonzalez-Torres well.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (12-02-12)

EPHEMERA KABINETT: Fallout Protection pamphlet (digital)


Accession #: 22121-d Title: Fallout Protection pamphlet (1961) Description: Booklet issued by the U.S. government and distributed in U.S. post offices in December of 1961. Location: ICI Photo Cabinet (digital/from the internet) Discussion: The pamphlet was distributed at Christmas time to allow for family discussions … Continue readingEPHEMERA KABINETT: Fallout Protection pamphlet (digital)



Jarman, Derek Blue: Das Buch zum Film (1994) ICI Shelf: London First Line: “You say to the boy open your eyes” Last Line: “I place a delphinium, Blue, upon your grave.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed: Last Line (12-03-11); First Line … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: BLUE



Abbot, Edwin A., Flatland: A Romance of Dimensions (1992) LAST LINE: “all the substantial realities of Flatland itself, appear no better than the offspring of a diseased imagination, or the baseless fabric of a dream.” ICI SHELF: Art Texts ICI HISTORY: Today at the ICI-Twitter … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: Flatland

Ephemera Kabinett: Ad seeking volunteers to test HIV Vaccine


EK ACCESSION#: ICI-21768 TITLE: Newspaper Ad in a Seattle Newspaper seeking volunteers to test an HIV vaccine. DISCUSSION: An ad found in a Seattle ‘give-away’ journal from the late 1990s. To our eyes, the visuals seemed bold and adventurous, perhaps a bit too bold  in light … Continue readingEphemera Kabinett: Ad seeking volunteers to test HIV Vaccine