Birds of a Feather - Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris - the exhibition catalogue from The Metropolitan Museum of Art available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Birds of a Feather - Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris

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This exhibition catalogue accompanying a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers an insightful study of Joseph Cornell's fascination with the Cubist painter Juan Gris, shedding new light on the work of both artists.

Joseph Cornell first viewed Cubist painter Juan Gris's The Man at the Cafe in October 1953. This visual encounter prompted Cornell to create more than a dozen hand-constructed shadow boxes as homages to Gris, each featuring a variation on a motif that echoes formal elements in Gris's painting.
This unique book explores Cornell's deep fascination with Gris, uncovering compositional similarities that indicate numerous cross-currents, including allusions in Cornell's work to Gris's crucial influence and the artists' shared interests in French culture and the ballet.


  • Author: Mary Clare McKinley
  • Hardcover: 96 pages 
  • Date published: March 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1588396273
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 19.1 cm