Thursday, April 16, 2009

Victorian Collector

I have been looking at so many contemporary 
artist-collectors, that I thought I would revisit
one of the greats. One who has clearly influence many: 
Joseph Cornell. Cornell searched the shops of New York for all 
kinds of bric-a-brac and ephemera. His exquisite 
assembages and boxes are simply fantastic. 
Cornell pieced together miniature worlds. He created 
tiny aviaries and celestial wonders inside his boxes. 
Here are just a few to pique your interest!

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