14. Joel Coen*
Well-known master of large-scale cinematic composition and narrative, Joel Coen invites us into a private world with his handcrafted origami-like optical viewers. Similar in function to antique handheld steriopticons of the nineteenth century, one looks into the windows of a Coen box and is immediately drawn into a three dimensional visual poem. Coen has been creating these handcrafted objects in breaks between his larger projects over many years. A selection was featured at the Bolinas Museum last winter. Coen does not sell these one-of-a-kind personal works, so this is a unique opportunity to acquire a rare and priceless gem by an internationally known filmmaker.