Dime-Store Alchemy: Joseph Cornell’s Surrealist Boxes

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Joseph Cornell is often considered the first and greatest American surrealist, said to have influenced creators as diverse as iconic French dadaist Marcel Duchamp and beloved speculative-fiction novelist William Gibson. An artist and filmmaker, he is perhaps best-known for the intricate, mysterious boxes he created druing the 1930s through 1960s — bizarre and beautiful assemblages of dime-store tchotchkes and remnants of once-beautiful objects, placed in meticulously hand-crafted small cabinets.”

Untitled (Soap Bubble Set), 1936

Untitled (Soap Bubble Set), 1936
Untitled (The Hotel Eden), 1945

Untitled (The Hotel Eden), 1945

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