Joseph Cornell (1903 – 1972) was one of the most original and influential artists of the twentieth century. He received no formal artistic training, he could not draw, paint, or sculpt, and yet his work had a deep and lasting influence on subsequent generations of American artists, from Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol through the early practitioners of Minimalism to many still working today.
Tracing the full arc of the artist’s remarkable life and career over more than forty years, the exhibition will show more than 80 works, from collages, films and early objects produced in the 1930s to the intricate box constructions for which the artist is best known. It will be the first survey of Joseph Cornell’s work ever to be presented in Austria, and the first major exhibition in Europe for more than thirty years.
20 October 2015 – 10 January 2016
Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)