This and That: Joseph Cornell and Wes Anderson

by Caleb Bell August 1, 2022

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Pink Mansions

A shadowbox artwork featuring a collage of a large, pink house. There are twigs, representing trees, coming from behind the house.

Joseph Cornell (1903–1972), “Rose Castle,” 1945, assemblage, 11 1/2 × 14 15/16 × 4 1/16 inches. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Kay Sage Tanguy Bequest; © The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

A poster for Wes Anderson's failm The Grand Budapest Hotel. The poster features the name of the film, and actor credit lines, and features the image of the hotel, which is a large pink building sitting in front of a mountainous backdrop.

Movie poster for Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014)



No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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Garry Reece August 7, 2022 - 12:48

Sure hope brother Anderson’s movie is about more than ‘whiteness’, cause that’s all Cornell’s art was about; I’m talking Crispy Creme, Shipley’s powdered donut whiteness.


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