October 7, 2009

precursor: joseph cornell



untitled (soap bubble set) 1936




observatory: corona borealis casement, 1950





taglioni's jewel casket, 1940




untitled (window facade) ca. 1951





soap bubble set, 1949-50




untitled (blue sand fountain) ca 1953


the first major cornell retrospective since 1980, joseph cornell: navigating the imagination brought together more than 170 of the artist's box constructions, collages, dossiers, films and graphic designs from public and private collections. the exhibition was organized by ten themes, each of which represented a recurrent motif in cornell's work. the show travelled from the smithsonian american art museum to the peabody essex museum and the san francisco museum of modern art and was on display between november 2006 and january 2008.

all photos via about.com gallery

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1 comments:

Jerry King Musser said...

I'd seen a rather extensive exhibit of his work about 2 years back at the National Gallery. It was one of the most satisfying times I've had in a gallery setting.