Craig F. Starr Gallery presents Souvenirs: Cornell Duchamp Johns Rauschenberg

 

 

 

Marcel Duchamp, From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy (The Box in a Valise), 1935-41, Miniature replicas and color reproductions of works by Duchamp contained in a cloth-covered cardboard box enclosed in a valise of leather, imitation leather, or cloth covered wood. First published by Marcel Duchamp, Paris, 1941 Seven series (A-G), dimensions vary Series B 1941, Paris; 1942-54, New York 60-75 boxes, unnumbered
15 3/8 x 13 3/4 x 3 1/8 inches, box Approximately 25-35 enclosed in leather valises
Assembled in New York during the war years by Joseph Cornell, Xenia Cage, Patricia Matta Kane, and others, and in 1952. Contains 68 items Collection of Jasper Johns

Craig F. Starr Gallery opened its doors to Souvenirs: Cornell Duchamp Johns Rauschenberg, an exhibition which brings together four artistic giants of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. While Johns continues working today, the influence of Cornell, Duchamp, and Rauschenberg remains pervasive in contemporary art even in their absence. Souvenirs distills their rich and myriad connections down to just six exemplary masterworks—all on loan from prestigious private and public collections—which are now on view in a single intimate space. Focusing on the theme, process, and function of the souvenir, the exhibition puts these carefully selected works into close correspondence.

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