Category Archives: Joseph Cornell

Make your own Joe Brainard collage (out of fragments he chose but never used)

Have you ever looked at a collage by an artist like Picasso or Joseph Cornell, Kurt Schwitters or Joe Brainard, and felt a powerful urge to immediately go make a collage yourself?  Perhaps there’s something about the tactile, playful, anyone-can-do-it premise … Continue reading

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On Joseph Cornell ‘s Birthday — Frank O’Hara’s “Joseph Cornell”

The American artist Joseph Cornell, famous for his haunting, surrealist box constructions and collages, was born on this day in 1903.  Cornell was of course one of the most beloved and influential artists in the New York School of poets’ pantheon — an … Continue reading

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New York Times review of “John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things”

Another review of the Ashbery show at the Loretta Howard Gallery that I posted about the other day, this one in today’s New York Times.  In his review, Holland Cotter stresses an aspect of the show that I haven’t seen much … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Art Exhibit, Fairfield Porter, Henry Darger, Joan Mitchell, John Ashbery, Joseph Cornell, Reviews, Willem de Kooning

Standing Inside One of Ashbery’s Poems: Reviews of “John Ashbery Collects”

A follow-up to my earlier post about John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things, the exhibition that is currently showing at the Loretta Howard Gallery in New York: there have been several interesting reviews of the show, including a sharp and insightful piece … Continue reading

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