“Penny Arcade Portrait of Lauren Bacall”

Reference: http://www.electronicpoetry.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/380464_10150453112528489_792798488_8605321_422848769_n.jpgThis is an incredibly unique piece of artwork created By Joseph Cornell.  He is celebrated as one of the most innovative artists of assemblage, a creative medium in which three-dimensional compositions are made by putting together found objects. Cornell’s creation, “Penny Arcade Portrait of Lauren Bacall,” pictured above, was completed shortly after World War II, in 1946, with the dimensions: 20 1/2 x 16 x 3 1/2 inches.  Below is a poem written by Bob Rich in response to this creation….enjoy!

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