Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Recent Acquisition! 
After bidding and not winning about a half dozen times at a half dozen different auction houses.

Joseph Cornell
Title, Year
Untitled (How to Make a Rainbow), 1972
Screen Print with Varnish Stencil
Approx. Dim
19.5” x 15.5”
Provenance / Notes
Brook Alexander Editions, NYC, ed. 23/125. Signed Joseph Cornell LR. Acquired from William Bunch Auctions, Chadds Ford, PA 4/22/14.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Homage to Joseph Cornell - Nicole Repack (aka Jocelyn Superstar)

New Acquisition, March 2014. Homage to Joseph Cornell, 2008 by Nicole Repack, aka Jocelyn Superstar. Mixed media assemblage: cut paper, labels, glass, beads. 15" x 14".

More on Repack / Superstar here:

eBay seller says he purchased the contents of a storage locker abandoned by Repack, and that he was in contact with her and that she confirmed it was hers. No independent confirmation from Repack. Perhaps she'll comment here. In any case, I'm happy to give this piece a home in my Joseph Cornell collection.

More about me here:

Saturday, February 8, 2014

I want to call your attention to a recent acquisition, which I consider remarkable. And the picture will not do it justice.

An artist named Matthew Limpach created a small series (4 I think) of  Cornell homages - spot on reproductions of classic box assemblages. The one he sold me is eerily close to the original on which it is based - at least in spirit and craft. I'm proud to have it on display in my personal museum.

When I asked Matt for a little background on the piece, he responded via eBay with this:

"Yes, this is my work. I do have formal art training, but work as a degreed electrical engineer.  It is one of four that I made in the style of Cornell. I have always loved Joseph Cornell's work and am fortunate that several local museums have his works on pemanent exhibit.

Originally I had only planned to make one for myself. Once I started collecting materials, I decided that I was going to make several. Of the four pieces one was sold on ebay a few months back, the second was given to a friend as a wedding gift. I will be keeping the fourth piece (still unfinished) for myself. "




Monday, May 27, 2013

New acquisition:
Exhibition poster for Joseph Cornell: Boxes and Collages. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Fall 1989.
18 1/8" x 23 1/2"

Monday, December 3, 2012

Joseph Cornell BBC Documentary Available on YouTube

The full 44-minute version of Robert McNab's 1991 long, hard-to-find BBC documentary on Joseph Cornell is finally available on YouTube. Enjoy Joseph Cornell: Worlds in a Box here:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Alternate Cornell Catalog from the PEM Show

Since Lynda Roscoe Hartigan's lovely and comprehensive book/catalog Navigating the Imagination was not ready in time for the Washington or the Salem show, the Peabody Essex Museum issued their own smaller catalog to try and satisfy the needs of visitors.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012