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

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Frederick Brown Fund and Anonymous gift


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

about 1958


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

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Medium or Technique

Pine with mixed media


Contemporary Art