Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Man Not In The Mirror

Duane Michals - Portrait of Joseph Cornell, 1970

'Joseph Cornell never reveled in his growing status as a seminal figure, however. His last years were his most isolated. He would watch neighborhood children from his window, leaving boxes out on the porch for them to play with. In 1972, Cornell died at his Utopia Parkway home. He was cremated. His ashes buried in a small wooden box.'

Paul Solman (PBS Online News Hour, December 3o, 1997)