Metro Show 2014: The New York Times

Metro Show 2014:
The New York Times

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Pottery, the Paranormal and Other Visions

Ceramics Fair and Metro Show Offer Inspirations

JANUARY 23, 2014

New York’s art fairs are often filled with work by contemporary artists, but here are two that artists themselves might like to attend. With objects culled from attics, forgotten storerooms and the bottom of the sea, or thrown more recently by potters, the fairs this year also seem marked by the marvelous, fantastical and paranormal.

Just inside the entrance to the Metro Show, Ricco/Maresca has a large grid of human handprints collected by Marianne Raschig from 1925 to 1935. One of the premier palmists in Berlin during that period, Ms. Raschig read the palms of people like Albert Einstein, Marlene Dietrich, Fritz Lang, Peter Lorre and Leni Riefensthal. She also recorded them in ink and, as you can see here, had the subject sign the paper with the handprint, and included her own rubber-stamped insignia.