Antiques and Their Afterlives: The Witch’s Door Book Preview - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Antiques and Their Afterlives: The Witch’s Door Book Preview

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Anatomical figures rendered in lifelike wax, prosthetic glass eyes peering up from medical trays, elaborate human hair wreaths memorializing the dearly departed. For Ryan and Regina Cohn, preserving these curious and often misunderstood objects is as much about honoring the past as learning from it.

In this special edition of Antiques and Their Afterlives, hosted by the co-founders of the wildly popular Oddities Flea Market, Regina and Ryan will share a sneak preview of their first book, The Witch’s Door: Oddities and Tales from the Esoteric to the Extreme!

In this new spellbinding and entertaining memoir, Regina and Ryan take readers on a fascinating and specially curated tour of their most macabre and mysterious objects, art, and artifacts, sharing their incredible history and stories. The book is available to pre-order here.

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About Your Host
Ryan Matthew Cohn and Regina Marie Cohn
Ryan Matthew Cohn and Regina Marie Cohn

Ryan Matthew Cohn is best known for his educated opinions and consultation on the Science Channel show "Oddities." However, it is Ryan’s ability to prepare, create, craft, and provide unparalleled attention to detail in this subject matter that makes him a true artisan. It’s his stunning preparations, which have helped him in beginning to solidify a place in the fine art world. Ryan’s unique approach to the exploded skull has pushed his career from exploration and learning to create unique fine art commissions. Aside from his artistic accolades, Ryan specializes in rare and unique antiques and artifacts predominantly relating to science, anatomy, and natural history.

With an extensive background in fashion, Regina Marie Cohn runs the Oddities Flea Market, curates events at Brooklyn’s House of Wax Bar, and works with her husband Ryan buying, creating, restoring, and selling one-of-a-kind pieces of osteological work, antiques and oddities. Regina’s eye for the strange and unusual brings the Oddities Flea Market to life.

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