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Dream capital: Mrs G on M Goldstein at Dover Street Market

Scale & Distortion: M Goldstein's installation at Dover Street Market

Hackney Road’s M Goldstein is one of London’s most intriguing and exciting retail ventures, a constantly evolving arrangement of antiques and curios, clothing and objets d’art.

Scale & Distortion: M Goldstein's installation at Dover Street Market

The latest outing from owners Nathaniel Lee Jones and Pippa Brooks is a mischievous installation in the window space of Commes Des Garcons’ Dover Street Market which plays with the sensibilities of the Mayfair passer-by.

Entitled Scale & Distortion, the installation represents a nod to the Surrealists, who relished the potential of shop windows in Paris to unsettle pedestrians with juxtapositions and the uncanny, revealing a fantastical world beneath the humdrum of the everyday.

In M Goldstein’s space, aeroplane chairs hover above Cygan, the eight-foot tall robot, against a painted backdrop of columns and window sashes reflecting the sombre facades of Dover Street.

Scale & Distortion: M Goldstein's installation at Dover Street Market

Scale & Distortion: M Goldstein's installation at Dover Street Market

Scale & Distortion: M Goldstein's installation at Dover Street Market

The use of shop display items – giant oversized boots and a miniature raincoat – allude to the documentary photography of Eugène Atget. Peer in one of the fairground mirrors and become your very own André Kertész photograph.

M Goldstein’s Scale and Distortion is on display at Dover Street Market until Tuesday.

Visit M Goldstein’s site here.

Caz Facey

Photographs: Etienne Gilfillan.

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Author: / Published: Jul 6th, 2012 / Category: Curating, London, Paris / Comments: 1

One Response to “Dream capital: Mrs G on M Goldstein at Dover Street Market”


  1. Will Birch
    on Jul 6th, 2012
    @ 6:57 pm

    The crude cement stairwell and barbed wire vibe juxtaposes well with the Comme des Garcons, bur prices are beyond me. You can however pick a pocket square for a pony on a nice day.

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