Few filmmakers possess such an ownable aesthetic as Wes Anderson – an entire Instagram account (@accidentallywesanderson) is dedicated to scouting interiors that resemble his stylised, whimsical movie sets. In cult classics like The Royal Tenenbaums and The Grand Budapest Hotel, every lick of paint, haircut and prop is meticulously, well, curated. So it’s fitting that Anderson has branched into interior design (Bar Luce in Milan) and, most recently, exhibitions, with Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures.
Anderson and his long-term collaborator, Lebanese designer Juman Malouf, have hand-picked 537 artworks from the vaults of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum to be exhibited together at the Viennese museum last year, and now at the Fondazione Prada, Milan (20 September – 13 January). Don’t expect any explanatory labels or logic to the display, just embrace the weird, wonderful, Wes-like cornucopia of miniatures to meteorites, taxidermy to timepieces – not forgetting the titular mummified shrew.