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.