Key BoxArtist(s)Joe TilsonObject Creation Date1963Medium & Supportcopper and paint on woodDimensions
19 1/4 in. x 13 1/8 in. x 4 in. ( 48.9 cm x 33.3 cm x 10.2 cm )Credit LineGift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham FamilySubject 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 bottomPrimary Object ClassificationSculptureRights
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