Top: Joseph Cornell, Untitled (Pink Palace) ca. 1948, San Francisco MoMA
Middle: Charles Simic, from Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell
Bottom: Still from Grand Budapest Hotel, opening March 7 in NYC and LA and March 14 elsewhere.
At his talk at the New York Public Library, Wes Anderson cited photochrom prints collection at the Library of Congress as inspiration for his hotel—but we couldn’t help but notice an uncanny resemblance between it and Joseph Cornell’s own “oneiric playhouse. A phantom palace in a forest of bare trees, hoar frost and night,” Pink Palace.