Shadow Box

(c. 1954-1956)

Joseph Cornell, American, b. Nyack, New York, 1903–1972

Wood, gesso, paint, glass, photomechanical reproductions, metal rings, cork balls, metal rods, paper box, postage stamps, driftwood, stamped tin and colored sand in glass-fronted wood box, 5 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 3 1/8 in. (14.4 x 22.4 x 8.0 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.985

Jh Purchased From Hanover Gallery, London 1964

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present," 18 April-8 September 2013, no cat.

Published References:
MARTINEZ, BENJAMIN and JACQUELINE BLOCK. Visual Forces: An Introduction to Design 2nd ed. (New Jersey: Englewood Cliffs/Prentice Hall, 1995), fig. A, p. 54.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Surrealism (American)