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Key Box

Joe Tilson

Artwork Details

Key Box
Joe Tilson
copper and paint on wood
19 1/4 in. x 13 1/8 in. x 4 in. ( 48.9 cm x 33.3 cm x 10.2 cm )
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

Like “Key Box,” many of Tilson’s works are reminiscent of children’s learning games, with bold colors and simple geometric forms. “Key Box” also reveals Tilson’s fascination with the relationship between symbols and words, linking the written word “key” with the representation of a keyhole.

Physical Description:

Wooden box with a keyhole cut through center of piece encircled with copper-colored paint and two large copper screw-heads on golden-yellow background; the word “KEY” painted in white letters at bottom

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