July 21, 2003

The name. Utopia Parkway is a street in Flushing, New York where the artist Joseph Cornell lived. In the basement of his house he created a whole new kind of art: he filled open-sided boxes, which he built himself, with treasures he brought back from his frequent day-trips into New York City. From feathers, magazine clippings, plastic cordial glasses, sheet music, cork balls and the like, he formed entire worlds full of mystery, magic and wonderment. For a biography of his life, check out Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell, by Deborah Soloman.

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