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Joseph Cornell letters to Susanna De Maria Wilson and other papers, 1963-1994, undated

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Cornell (Joseph) Letters to Susanna De Maria Wilson and other papers

Title: Joseph Cornell letters to Susanna De Maria Wilson and other papers,
Dates: 1963-1994, undated
Number: 2014.M.30
Creator/Collector: Cornell, Joseph
Extent: 2.17 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Abstract: Collection of thirty-three unpublished letters from Joseph Cornell to Susanna De Maria Wilson, one of his assistants and wife of the minimalist sculptor Walter De Maria. The letters feature poetic and philosophical musings on various topics as well as practical information about the artist's work and document aspects of Cornell's relationship with De Maria Wilson. Besides the textual content, the aestethic composition of the letters, comprising multiple envelopes frequently contained within each other, collaged elements and the inclusion of objects, produces a layered reading and viewing experience. The letters are as much a collection of collage work and mail art as they are archival documents.
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Language: Collection material is in English.
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
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Author: Isabella Zuralski


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