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Joseph Cornell

A New Surrealism, Works from the 1930’s

September 2014


Joseph Cornell: A New Surrealism, Works from the 1930’s focuses on small-scale collages of the 1930's, Joseph Cornell's first forays into the found object assemblages for which he became known. Other catalogue highlights include box compositions, whimsical pocket-sized pill box creations from Cornell’s initial experimentation with objects and containers that lead to the shadow box. These works give an intimate look into the imaginative vision of this uniquely self-taught American surrealist. Cornell combines and modifies his collected souvenirs into compositions that elevate individual components into artifacts, unified works of unearthly magic and mystery.


Softcover, 58 pages