RA: Lates The 1898 Bal du Rat Mort

RA: Lates The 1898 Bal du Rat Mort. December 2017. ‘The Curiosity Shop’.

This strange family shop in Ostend sold exotic knick-knacks that often featured in James Ensor’s work. Here he lived among towers of masks, colourful feathers, tacky porcelain figurines, enormous shells and surreal objects.

Audience’s explored a turn-of-the-century curiosity shop and stumbled across a tarot reader.


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