Sunday, November 9, 2008

Joseph Cornell and Children

Cornell was almost compulsively focused on children, to the point of presenting, in 1972, what was probably the first avant-garde art exhibition in New York for children only. At the Cooper Union gallery, Cornell displayed 26 boxes and collages at child’s-eye level, no more than three feet off the ground, and at the opening reception, children dined not on champagne and caviar but on cherry soda and brownies.


Lee Wind said...

I didn't know that - how cool. I'll have to track down some more images of his work featuring children.


reventon said...

Cornell lived on Utopia Parkway in Quens, creating a kind of boxed utopia