Visiting Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion? You must join the virtual exhibition queue when you arrive. If capacity has been reached for the day, the queue will close early.

Learn more

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

McKinley, Mary Clare
96 pages
56 illustrations
View More Publication Info

Between 1953 and 1966, New York assemblage artist Joseph Cornell created more than twenty works in homage to Juan Gris, specifically inspired by the Cubist’s collage masterpiece, The Man at the Café (1914). Cornell’s Gris boxes have as their centerpiece the image of a bird, the great white-crested cockatoo, whose delightful and erudite connections to the Cubist’s oeuvre and to Cornell’s own hobbies, love of music, and distinctive approach to modern art are comprehensively documented here for the first time.

Still Life with a Guitar, Juan Gris  Spanish, Oil on canvas
Juan Gris

View Citations

McKinley, Mary Clare. 2018. Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell’s Homage to Juan Gris. New York: The MET.