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Magical Space-Object Box

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Cornell, who had no formal training in art, is most well known for his highly distinctive "boxes". These are simple boxes, constructed by Cornell himself, in which he arranged surprising collections of objects found while scouring the streets and junk stores of New York City. Cornell created...

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Provenance

The artist; with Allan Stone Gallery, New York; to Collection Boris Lurie; to Private Collection, U.S.; to MFA, Boston, 1966

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund and Anonymous gift

Copyright

© The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

about 1958

Dimensions

23.5 x 33.7 x 9.5 cm (9 1/3 x 13 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

66.287

Medium or Technique

Pine with mixed media

Collections

Contemporary Art

Classifications

Sculpture