The cult of Cornell
Thirty-five years after artist Joseph Cornell's death, his mystique only grows stronger. Now the Peabody Essex Museum presents a major retrospective on this unlikely visionary.
Dutch clay pipes and Victorian doll heads. Remnants of antique maps and snippets of theatrical handbills. Parrots and cockatoos, starlets and ballerinas, apothecary vitrines and penny-arcade gewgaws. Seashells and postage stamps, thimbles and corks, bric and brac. Found objects from lost worlds. It's the stuff that one man's reveries were made of -- and the raw material for an exquisitely ... (Full article: 1469 words)
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