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Title
The Nine Collections of the Seventh Museum
Date
1994
Dimensions
see element sizes
Materials
214 C-prints, color photograph mounted on Sintra, offset lithograph on paper, ink on paper mounted to foam board, videotape (The Making of Junior [+ Entertaining Junior]), CD-ROM, computer with touch-screen monitor
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Mixed Media (Multimedia)
Accession Number
1995.17.1-.220
Edition
A.P. from edition of 1 plus 1 A.P.
Inscriptions
In black marker inside CD insert LL “Georgina Starr/1994©”;
Physical Description
individual descriptions of photographs:.1 Unnumbered from Entertaining Junior, 20 x 16”.2 1 The Garden at Lahey (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.3 2 Plated Exterior (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 20 x 16”.4 3 Wooden Sculpture (C. Lahey, The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.5 4 The Narrow Corridor (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.6 5 The Guest Room (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.7 6 The Secret Closet (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 20 x 16”.8 7 The Birth of Sculpture (The Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.9 8 Stairway at Lahey (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.10 9 Stairway and Mosaic Wall (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.11 10 Statue (location unknown), 16 x 20”.12 11 Aquarius the Water Carrier (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.13 12 Escape by Plane (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Depression), 16 x 20”.14 13 Portrait of a Horse(The Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.15 View of 14, 15, 24, 25 Costume for Dining with the Third Storyteller (The Costume Collection, Den Haag), Costume for Junior No. 3 (The Costume Collection, Den Haag), Costume for Dining with the Second Storyteller (The Costume Collection, Den Haag), Costume for Junior No. 2(The Costume Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.16 16 Market Scene in Den Haag (The Costume Collection), 16 x 20”.17 17a,b,c First, Second, Third Daughters (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.18 18 Portrait of Christine Lahey (The Portrait Collection), 20 x 16”.19 19 The Making of the Golden Gown, Part I (The Costume Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.20 20 The Making of the Golden Gown Part 2 (Costume Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.21 21 Choosing the Cloth (The Costume Collection)m 16 x 20”.22 22 The Making of the Golden Gown, Part 3 (The Costume Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.23 23 The Material Landscape (Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.24 26 Voyage Around a Den Haag Kebab Shop (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Depression), 16 x 20”.25 27 You’re the one that I want (The Allegory of Happiness, Songs), 20 x 16”.26 28 The Faceless Florentine Couple (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Holidays), 16 x 20”.27 29 A Charmed Life (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 20 x 16”.28 30 On the Beach at Yarmouth (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Holidays), 16 x 20”.29 31 Allegory of Peace (Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.30 32 Blackpool Entertainment (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Holidays), 20 x 16”.31 33 A Sleeping Nymph at the Boathouse (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Holidays), 20 x 16”.32 34 A Venetian Couple (Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.33 35 Mary had a Little Lamb (Allegory of Happiness, Songs and Visit to a Small Planet Collection), 20 x 16”.34 36 Van Gogh by the Sea at Christmas (Allegory of Happiness, Holidays), 20 x 16”.35 37Long Haired Lover from Liverpool (Allegory of Happiness, Songs and Junior Collection), 20 x 16”.36 38 The Ventriloquist’s Dummy Boy (The Portrait Collection), 20 x 16”.37 39 Study for the Face of Junior (The Junior Collection), 16 x 20”.38 40 Ping Pong Balls for Entertaining (Junior Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.39 41 Playing Cards for Entertaining (Junior Collection, Den Haag), 20 x 16”.40 42 On the Beach at Scheveningen (Junior Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.41 43 Conversation at Scheveningen (Junior Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.42 44 Relaxing at Scheveningen (Junior Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20” .43 44a Relaxing at Scheveningen (Junior Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20” .44 44a Relaxing at Scheveningen (The Junior Collection) (Intentional duplicate), 16 x 20”.45 44b Relaxing at Scheveningen (Junior Collection, Den Haag), 20 x 16” .46 44c Relaxing at Scheveningen (Junior Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20” .47 44c Relaxing at Scheveningen (The Junior Collection) (Intentional duplicate), 16 x 20”.48 44d Relaxing at Scheveningen (Junior Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20” .49 44e Relaxing at Scheveningen (Junior Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20” .50 45 Whistling Workers (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Anger), 16 x 20” .51 46 A Yorkshire Couple (The Portrait Collection), 20 x 16”.52 47 Rose from the Clairvoyant (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.53 48 Yellow Cup (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Depression), 20 x 16”.54 49 The Motorbike Song (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Songs), 20 x 16”.55 50 Joseph Explaining Dreams (Before) (The Mauritshuis Collection), 20 x 16”.56 51 Joseph Explaining Dreams (After) (The Mauritshuis Collection), 20 x 16”.57 52 A Guide to Ventriloquism (Junior Collection), 20 x 16”.58 53 The Seven Sorrows Plan (Notes on the Seven Sorrows Collection), 16 x 20”.59 54 New Shoes (The Seven Sorrows Collection, New Shoes), 16 x 20”.60 55 Sliced Finger (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Pain), 20 x 16”.61 56 Scraped Thumb (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Nervousness), 16 x 20”.62 57 Scissors (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Pain), 16 x 20”.63 58 The Letter (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Depression), 20 x 16”.64 59 Portrait of a Mother (The Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.65 60 Notes on Vanity (The Portrait Collection), 16 x 20”.66 61 Interior (The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16”.67 62 Still Life and Painting (C. Lahey, The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16”.68 63 Breakfast for One (Still Life) (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.69 64 Breakfast for One (Still Life) (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.70 65 Breakfast for One (Still Life) (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.71 66 Breakfast for One (Still Life) (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.72 67 Interior with Sculptures (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.73 68 Interior with Button Floor (The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16.74 69 Spring Clean (The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16”.75 70 Interior with Treasure Chest (The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16.76 71 Interior with Treasure Chest (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.77 72 Scattered Pictures (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.78 73 Skip (The Recollection Collection, London), 16 x 20”.79 74 Interior with Picture Collection (Galerij Willem V Collection), 16 x 20”.80 75 Street Collection (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Depression), 16 x 20” .81 76 Interior with Hidden Shelves (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20” .82 77 Scattered Pictures (2) (Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.83 78 Christmas Collection (The Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.84 79 Bubble Gum Collection (The Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.85 80 Magic (The Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.86 81 Kitchen Interior with Flower Tiles (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.87 82 Portrait with Round Spectacles (The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16”.88 83 Portrait with Crossed Back (The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16”.89 84 Corridor with Interior Light (the Lahey Collection), 20 x 16”.90 85 The Three Faceless Graces (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.91 86a Interior with Plate Collection (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.92 86b Interior with Plate Collection (The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16”.93 87 Interior Painting Corridor (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.94 88 The First Painting (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.95 89 Plated Exterior (The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16”.96 90 Breakfast for One (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.97 91a The Garden at Lahey (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.98 91b The Garden at Lahey (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.99 91c The Garden at Lahey (The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16”.100 91d The Garden at Lahey (The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16”.101 91e The Garden at Lahey (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.102 91f The Garden at Lahey (The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16”.103 92 New Shoes (The Seven Sorrows Collection, New Shoes) (Duplicate to 54), 16 x 20”.104 93 Farewell (The Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.105 94 Portrait of Johanna Hargreaves (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.106 95 Portrait of Joris de Caulerij (Roscoe and Margaret Oakes Collection and the Portrait Collection), 20 x 16”.107 96 Portrait of a Young Man (The Portrait Collection), 20 x 16”.108 97 Easter Parade (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.109 98 The Trick with duo Hermans-Janssen (Notes for Junior Collection), 16 x 20”.110 99 Virgin Mary (The Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.111 100 Card for Lahey (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.112 101 Portrait with Florenetta (Notes for Junior Collection), 20 x 16”.113 102 Helmut of Invisibility (Borrowed from Visit to a Small Planet Collection), 16 x 20”.114 103 Gloriously Gifted Skirt (The Costume Collection), 16 x 20”.115 104 Balloons (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Depression), 16 x 20”.116 105 (description missing on schematic–Georgina walking with luggage), 20 x 16”.117 106 X-Ray Specs (Visit to a Small Planet Collection),16 x 20”.118 107 Wearing X-Ray Specs (Visit to a Small Planet Collection), 20 x 16”.119 108 Luggage for Den Haag (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Depression), 16 x 20”.120 109 The Trick (From Hermans-Janssen) (Junior Collection), 16 x 20”.121 110 Entertaining Junior (The Junior Collection), 16 x 20”.122 111 Entertaining Junior (The Junior Collection), 16 x 20”.123 112 Entertaining Junior (The Junior Collection), 16 x 20” .124 113 Entertaining Junior (The Junior Collection), 16 x 20” .125 114 Entertaining Junior (The Junior Collection), 16 x 20”.126 115 Entertaining Junior (The Junior Collection), 16 x 20” .127 116 Side Portrait (The Mauritshuis Collection), 20 x 16”.128 117 Portrait of Mr. Whirly (The Portrait Collection), 20 x 16”.129 118 Side Portrait of Short Haired Boy (The Portrait Collection), 20 x 16”.130 119 In Disguise (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Joker), 20 x 16”.131 120 Shell Face (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Joker), 16 x 20”.132 121 Gregory de Bergerac (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Joker), 20 x 16”.133 122 Den Haag Dagmarkt (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Depression),16 x 20”.134 123 Anonymous Luggage (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Depression), 16 x 20”.135 124 Message from Lahey (The Lahey Collection), 20 x 16”.136 125 Performance (Notes for Junior Collection), 20 x 16”.137 126 Portrait of Haak van Overloop (Notes for Junior Collection), 16 x 20”.138 127 Portrait of Charlie Remark (Notes for Junior Collection), 20 x 16”.139 128 Landscape with Shepherds (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.140 129 Notes on Second Storyteller (The Storyteller Collection), 20 x 16”.141 130 Genealogy of Sainte Humberline (The Storyteller Collection), 20 x 16”.142 131 Notes on First Storyteller (The Storyteller Collection), 16 x 20”.143 132 Costume for Dining with First Storyteller (The Costume Collection), 16 x 20”.144 133 Discovery of Arrows (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Anger), 16 x 20”.145 134 Letter from First Storyteller (The Storyteller Collection), 16 x 20”.146 135 Still Life for a Woman (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.147 136 Cat Conversation (Visit to a Small Planet Collection), 16 x 20”.148 137 Breakfast for One (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.149 138 Letter from the Second Storyteller (The Storyteller Collection), 16 x 20”.150 139 Dining Alone (1) (The Seven Sorrows Collection), 16 x 20”.151 140 Dining Alone Invisible (2) (Visit to a Small Planet Collection, 16 x 20”.152 141 Dining Alone (3) (The Seven Sorrows Collection), 16 x 20”.153 142 The Adorned Couple (The Portrait Collection), 16 x 20”.154 143 Matching Litter (The Portrait Collection), 16 x 20”.155 144 First Costume for Junior (The Junior Collection), 16 x 20”.156 145 Letter from an Unknown Storyteller (The Storyteller Collection) 16 x 20”.157 146 Craft Tubes (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.158 147 Cupid’s Feast (Allegory of Happiness Collection, Dining Together),16 x 20”.159 148 Breakfast for One (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.160 149 Beautiful Breakfast for One (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”.161 150 Frenchy (The Allegory of Happiness Collection), 16 x 20”.162 151 Allegory of Celebration (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Holidays), 16 x 20”.163 152 Still Life for a Man (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.164 153 Three Graces (Allegory of Happiness Collection, Dining Together), 16 x 20”.165 154 La Seine (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Dining Together), 16 x 20”.166 155 Meal of Beans (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Dining Together), 16 x 20”.167 156 Feast of the Gods (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Dining Together), 16 x 20”.168 157 Moments Like This (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Dining Together), 20 x 16”.169 158 The Boathouse Banquet (The Allegory of Happiness Collection), 16 x 20”.170 159 The Last Supper (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Dining Together), 16 x 20”.171 160 Bar-b-que (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Dining Together), 16 x 20”.172 161 Rabbit Dress (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.173 162 Letter from the Third Storyteller (Storyteller Collection), 20 x 16”.174 163 Scent of the Storyteller (The Storyteller Collection), 16 x 20”.175 164 Dining Alone (4) (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Loneliness), 16 x 20”.176 165 Dining Alone (5) (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Loneliness), 16 x 20”.177 166 Parties (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Dining Together), 16 x 20”.178 167 Parties (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Dining Together), 16 x 20”.179 168 Parties (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Dining Together), 16 x 20”.180 169 Parties (The Allegory of Happiness Collection, Dining Together), 16 x 20”.181 170 Dining Alone (6) (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Loneliness), 16 x 20”.182 171 A Corner Look (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.183 172 The Green Gun (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Anger), 16 x 20”.184 173 Peter Pan Kids (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.185 174 Notes on Apelles Painting Campapse (The Mauritshuis Collection), 20 x 16” .186 175 Bandage for a Sliced Finger (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Pain), 16 x 20”.187 176 Junior and Her Golden Gown (The Junior Collection), 16 x 20”.188 177 The Making of Junior (The Junior Collection), 16 x 20”.189 178 Mysteries Uncovered (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.190 179 Mysteries Uncovered (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.191 180 Mysteries Uncovered (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.192 181 Mysteries Uncovered (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.193 182 Mysteries Uncovered (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.194 183 Mysteries Uncovered (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.195 184 Mysteries Uncovered (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 16 x 20”.196 185 Mysteries Uncovered (The Lahey Collection, Den Haag), 20 x 16”.197 186 Two Sisters (The Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.198 187 Interior with Dim Lighting (The Seven Sorrows Collection, Pain), 16 x 20”.199 188 Dining Room in the First Chamber (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.200 189 Peeping Ceiling in the First Chamber (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.201 190 Portrait of Koen (The Portrait Collection), 20 x 16”.202 191 Union Jack Underpants (Costume Collection), 16 x 20”.203 192 Flexible (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.204 193 Notes on Storytellers (The Storyteller Collection), 20 x 16”.205 194 Conversations (The Recollection Collection), 16 x 20”.206 195 Songs (The Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.207 196 Drawings (The Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.208 197 Character Dossiers (The Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.209 198 Visit to a Small Planet (Script) (Recollection Collection), 20 x 16”.210 199 The Golden Gown (The Costume Collection), 16 x 20”.211 200 Blue Cap (The Costume Collection), 20 x 16”.212 201 New Shoes (The Seven Sorrows Collection, New Shoes), 16 x 20”.213 202 Detail of Apelles Painting Campapse (The Mauritshuis Collection), 16 x 20”.214 203 Sewing Machine (The Lahey Collection), 16 x 20”
Printer
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Credit Line
Butler Family Fund and Justin Smith Purchase Fund, 1995

object label Georgina Starr, The Nine Collections of the Seventh Museum (1994) Walker Art Center, 1998

In this installation Georgina Starr has constructed a virtual museum of her own memories, collected and documented while she was living temporarily in The Hague, Netherlands. Starr loosely based her Nine Collections on the 17th-century painting by William Van Hecht, Appelles Painting Campapse, which hangs in the Mauritshuis Collection in The Hague and can be seen in a photograph on one of the walls of this installation. That canvas portrays the ordered chaos of a 17th-century picture gallery. Starr’s work mimics this chaos, bringing together a series of ordinary objects reminiscent of her stay in The Hague ranging from photographs of her doll and alter ego “Junior” to documentation of her blind dinner dates. After collecting all of these objects in her boarding room, Starr assembled them for a photograph that became the basis for this installation.

Using the multimedia technology of CD-ROM, Starr divided these objects into a series of nine collections, each identified with a particular emotion or state of being, including loneliness, happiness, sorrow, or fantasy. At once autobiographical and fictional, these memories and images are referenced and cross-referenced in a latticework of associations that inspire a whimsical sense of wonder.

Label text for Georgina Starr, The Nine Collections of the Seventh Museum (1994), from the exhibition Selections from the Permanent Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, December 8, 1996 to April 4, 1999.

Copyright 1998 Walker Art Center