Joseph Cornell, Untitled (Blue Owl Box), ca. 1950

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Untitled (Blue Owl Box)
Artist name
Joseph Cornell
Date created
ca. 1950
wooden box with glass containing tree bark, reproduction on paper, sawdust, lightbulb, and electrical apparatus
14 1/2 in. x 10 7/8 in. x 4 in. (36.83 cm x 27.62 cm x 10.16 cm)
Date Acquired
Collection SFMOMA
Anonymous gift
© The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at ARS, New York
Permanent URL
Artwork Status
Not on view at this time.

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