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|Named Person:||Joseph Cornell; Joseph Cornell|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xiii, 426 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||"Combination Ticket Entitles Bearer To ... ": 1903-17 --
Dreaming of Houdini: 1917-21 --
Life of a Salesman: 1921-28 --
The Julien Levy Gallery: 1929-32 --
The Persistent Memory of Salvador Dali: 1933-36 --
Introducing the Neo-Romantics: 1937-39 --
A Night at the Ballet: 1940-41 --
Voices from Abroad: 1942 --
Bebe Marie, or Visual Possession: 1943-44 --
The Hugo Gallery: 1945-49 --
The Aviaries: 1949 --
The Egan Years: 1950-53 --
The Birds: 1954-55 --
The Stable Gallery: 1956-57 --
Breakfast at Bickford's: 1958-59 --
Pop Goes the Art World: 1960-63 --
The Life and Death of Joyce Hunter: 1964 --
Goodbye, Robert: 1965 --
Goodbye, Mrs. Cornell: 1966 --
The Guggenheim Show: 1967 --
"Bathrobe Journeying": 1968-71 --
"Sunshine Breaking Through ... ": 1972.
Of the artistic innocent whose creations emerged as happy accidents from his hands. Yet Cornell and his work were cherished by the leading avant-garde figures of his day, and artists who agreed on little else agreed on Cornell's originality. Utopia Parkway - the product of Deborah Solomon's decade of sustained attention to Cornell, and the first serious biography of him - reveals him as a brilliant and relentlessly serious artist whose works are among the monuments of.
Modern art. Admired by successive generations of vanguard artists - the Surrealists of the 1940s, tbe Abstract Expressionists of the 1950s the Pop artists of the 1960s - Cornell cultivated friendships with artists as diverse as Marcel Duchamp, Willem de Kooning, and Andy Warhol. He had romantically charged encounters with women, including Tamara Toumanova, Susan Sontag, and Yoko Ono, and unrequited crushes on anonymous waitresses and shop girls. All this he recorded.
Compulsively in a diary, which stands with the boxes themselves as a strange and affecting record of his extravagant inner life.
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Utopia Parkway: the life and work of Joseph Cornell
For lovers of Joseph Cornell and the ready-made-art and art assemblage medium, this is a wonderful biography. Deborah Solomon leaves no stone unturned in the life of Joseph Cornell. She breaks down his life into decades and then walks you through his world and how his art affected him, those around...
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