To celebrate the launch of their landmark exhibition of work by New York artist Joseph Cornell, the Royal Academy of Arts along with luxury travel specialists Abercrombie & Kent are offering an amazing mini-break for two to New York. The prize includes VIP tickets to see Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust at the RA, return flights from the UK, airport transfers in NYC and a three night stay at The Refinery Hotel. Just blocks from Times Square with views of the New York skyline, it’s in the heart of the Garment District where Cornell himself worked as a textile salesman before a twist of fate catapulted him into the avant-garde art scene.
Joseph Cornell, whose singular career is currently the subject of a spellbinding exhibition at the RA, dreamed up some of the most original art of the 20th century from his lifelong home in New York. Though his vast imagination took him far across oceans and centuries, in reality he barely left the city: with its world of culture and entertainment, not to mention the thrift stores where he collected the eclectic materials for his work, it provided him with endless inspiration.
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