'A CABINET OF Curiosities'

RA Lates: Bal De Rat Mort

The Royal Academy of Arts

December 2016

This strange family shop in Ostend sold exotic knick-knacks that often featured in Ensor’s work. Here he lived among towers of masks, colourful feathers, tacky porcelain figurines, enormous shells and surreal objects. Audience were able to explore a turn-of-the-century curiosity shop and if they looked hard enough were lead to uncover the hidden haunt of a mysterious fortune teller. 


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