“The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals,” now on view @frickcollection, was worked on by Boulevard’s own @isrerb who assisted with the photography and research. The show features about 130 medals gifted to the museum. The exhibition traces the story of the portrait medal from its beginnings in Renaissance Italy through its histories in various European regions, including present-day Germany, France, England, and the Netherlands. Originally inspired by coins, the obverse of each medal generally depicts a portrait of an individual, while the reverse typically bares associated imagery and text, such as an emblem or a narrative episode. To view these exquisite objects, visit the exhibition through September 10.
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