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UTOPIA PARKWAY: A PHOTOGRAPHIC MARCH 3 - MARCH 28, 2009 PORTRAIT OF JOSEPH CORNELL
The exhibition will consist of 20 photographs, both Type C (color) prints and gelatin silver (black and white) prints.
Harry Roseman was Joseph Cornell’s last studio assistant. Roseman began working for Cornell in 1969, and continued until 1972, the year Cornell died. During that time Roseman photographed Cornell and his surroundings. While most of the photographs were taken at Roseman’s inspiration alone, others were made with input from Cornell, and a few entirely at Cornell’s request. The photographs can be seen as a visual conversation between the two artists, their collaborative nature sometimes stated openly, sometimes indirectly. Coming full circle, Cornell later incorporated some of these photographs into his own collages.
Harry Roseman’s photographs of Joseph Cornell were the subject of an exhibition at The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, Utopia Observed: A Photographic Portrait of Joseph Cornell by Harry Roseman. Roseman’s work is represented in many public collections, including the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Cincinnati Museum of Art, Ohio; the Museum of Contemporary Art/San Diego, La Jolla, California; the Philadelphia Art Museum, Pennsylvania; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Roseman’s 600 foot relief sculpture of curtains is on permanent public display in the International Air Terminal at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.
Cornell Looking at Crow Photographs
Gelatin-silver fiber-based print, 7 3/16 x 11 inches (image); 11 x 14 inches (paper)
Photographed June 4, 1971
3708 Utopia Parkway
Type C print, 12 ¼ x 7 7/8 inches (image); 14 x 11 inches (paper)
Photographed May 1970
Ballerina in a Box
Gelatin-silver fiber-based print, 7 3/16 x 11 inches (image); 10 7/8 x 14 inches (paper)
Photographed February 1970
Back of Cornell
Gelatin-silver fiber-based print, 12 3/16 x 7 15/16 inches (image); 14 x 10 inches (paper)
Photographed September 1, 1971
Type C print, 7 3/8 x 11 inches (image); 11 x 13 15/16 inches (paper)
Photographed May 1970