Birds of a feather joseph cornells homage to juan gris inaugurates a series of dossier exhibitions under the auspices of the leonard a lauder research center for modern art at the metropolitan museum of art when he began the gris series in 1953 cornell was an established artist two decades into his career. Birds of a feather joseph cornells homage to juan gris metropolitan museum of art new york it immediately inspired cornell to begin a new series some 18 boxes two collages and one sand tray created in homage to juan gris completed over a period of 15 years cornells series of gris shadow boxes is more extensive in number than . The exhibition birds of a feather joseph cornells homage to juan gris reunites for the first time nearly a dozen boxes from cornells gris series together with the cubist masterpiece the man at the caf metropolitan museum january 23 april 15 2018. American assemblage artist joseph cornell and the spanish cubist juan gris may seem an unlikely pair but from the early 1950s to the mid 1960s cornell created no fewer than 21 works in homage to gris in fact while cornell and gris were separated by time and place their art is bound together by cultural and emotional continuity. This show brings together a series of works by joseph cornell 1903 1972 that were inspired by his admiration for the spanish cubist juan gris especially the latters 1914 paintingthe man
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