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Joseph Cornell

Nyck, NY 1903 - New York 1972

Joseph Cornell did not follow any artistic training. He became best known for his 'peep shows', which he produced throughout his life. Cornell is a pioneer of the collage, something with which he shows a relationship with surrealist works. His work demonstrates a fascination for the theatre, in particular ballet, and famous women. From the 'forties onwards, his work became more abstract. Cornell made several paintings and produced a number of surrealist films, for which he re-used discarded Hollywood film material.

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