Joseph Cornell

American, 1903–1972

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Joseph Cornell

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American, 1903–1972

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$100,000
L'Humeur Vagabonde #1, 1955
Sold on May 14, 2021
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
wood box construction—paint, glass, wood, porcelain, printed paper
27.0 x 36.2 x 6.0 cm
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Realized Price
$100,000
Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Description
JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) signed, titled and dated 'L'Humeur Vagabonde Joseph Cornell 1955' (on the reverse) wood box construction—paint, glass, wood, mirror, driftwood, porcelain, ribbon, printed paper, rubber ball and tin 14 ¼ x 10 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (36.2 x 27 x 6 cm.) Executed in 1955.
L'Humeur Vagabonde #1, 1955
wood box construction—paint, glass, wood, porcelain, printed paper
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$100,000
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
27.0 x 36.2 x 6.0 cm
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Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$100,000
Description
JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) signed, titled and dated 'L'Humeur Vagabonde Joseph Cornell 1955' (on the reverse) wood box construction—paint, glass, wood, mirror, driftwood, porcelain, ribbon, printed paper, rubber ball and tin 14 ¼ x 10 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (36.2 x 27 x 6 cm.) Executed in 1955.
$25,312
Celestial Migration of Birds, 1964
Sold on May 12, 2021
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Artwork Info
Painting
mixed media and collage on Masonite
20.3 x 29.8 cm
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Realized Price
$25,312
Auction Sale
May 12, 2021
Bonhams
Description
circa 1964 signed on the reverse mixed media and collage on Masonite 11 3/4 by 8 3/4 in. 29.8 by 20.3 cm. This work was executed circa 1964.
Celestial Migration of Birds, 1964
mixed media and collage on Masonite
May 12, 2021
Bonhams
$25,312
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Painting
20.3 x 29.8 cm
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Auction Sale
May 12, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$25,312
Description
circa 1964 signed on the reverse mixed media and collage on Masonite 11 3/4 by 8 3/4 in. 29.8 by 20.3 cm. This work was executed circa 1964.
$20,312
Why is the Sky Dark at Night?, 1964
Sold on May 12, 2021
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Painting
mixed media and collage on Masonite
22.2 x 30.5 cm
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Realized Price
$20,312
Auction Sale
May 12, 2021
Bonhams
Description
1964 signed, titled and dated 64 on the reverse mixed media and collage on Masonite 12 by 8 3/4 in. 30.5 by 22.2 cm.
Why is the Sky Dark at Night?, 1964
mixed media and collage on Masonite
May 12, 2021
Bonhams
$20,312
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Painting
22.2 x 30.5 cm
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Auction Sale
May 12, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$20,312
Description
1964 signed, titled and dated 64 on the reverse mixed media and collage on Masonite 12 by 8 3/4 in. 30.5 by 22.2 cm.
$10,710
Why? Is it Dark? At Night?, 1964
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
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Artwork Info
Painting
ink and paper collage on artist board, in artist's frame
37.8 x 44.8 cm
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Realized Price
$10,710
Auction Sale
Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
titled on the reverse; signed on a label affixed to the reverse ink and paper collage on artist board, in artist's frame 17⅝ by 14⅞ in. (44.8 by 37.8 cm.) Executed circa 1964.
Why? Is it Dark? At Night?, 1964
ink and paper collage on artist board, in artist's frame
Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
$10,710
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Painting
37.8 x 44.8 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$10,710
Description
titled on the reverse; signed on a label affixed to the reverse ink and paper collage on artist board, in artist's frame 17⅝ by 14⅞ in. (44.8 by 37.8 cm.) Executed circa 1964.
$2,520
Untitled (Hotel du Nord), 1972
Sold on Dec 4, 2020
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Artwork Info
Print
Screenprint in colors with stencil and varnish additions, on Buff Arches paper
28.5 x 37.7 cm
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Realized Price
$2,520
Auction Sale
Dec 4, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
Property from the Collection of Robert and Annette Klayman Screenprint in colors with stencil and varnish additions, 1972, signed in pencil and numbered 37/125, on Buff Arches paper, printed by Styria Studio, Inc., published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, framed image: 377 by 285 mm 14⅞ by 11¼ in; sheet: 531 by 413 mm 20⅞ by 16¼ in framed: 557 by 438 mm 21⅞ by 17¼ in
Untitled (Hotel du Nord), 1972
Screenprint in colors with stencil and varnish additions, on Buff Arches paper
Dec 4, 2020
Sotheby's
$2,520
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Artwork Info
Print
28.5 x 37.7 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 4, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$2,520
Description
Property from the Collection of Robert and Annette Klayman Screenprint in colors with stencil and varnish additions, 1972, signed in pencil and numbered 37/125, on Buff Arches paper, printed by Styria Studio, Inc., published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, framed image: 377 by 285 mm 14⅞ by 11¼ in; sheet: 531 by 413 mm 20⅞ by 16¼ in framed: 557 by 438 mm 21⅞ by 17¼ in
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L'Humeur Vagabonde #1, 1903-1972
Sold on Dec 3, 2020
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
wood box construction—paint, glass, wood, mirror, driftwood, porcelain, ribbon, printed paper, rubber ball and tin
36.2 x 27 x 6 cm
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Realized Price
Price not available
Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) L'Humeur Vagabonde #1 signed, titled and dated 'L'Humeur Vagabonde Joseph Cornell 1955' (on the reverse) wood box construction—paint, glass, wood, mirror, driftwood, porcelain, ribbon, printed paper, rubber ball and tin 14 ¼ x 10 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (36.2 x 27 x 6 cm.) Executed in 1955.
L'Humeur Vagabonde #1, 1903-1972
wood box construction—paint, glass, wood, mirror, driftwood, porcelain, ribbon, printed paper, rubber ball and tin
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
Price not available
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
36.2 x 27 x 6 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
Price not available
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) L'Humeur Vagabonde #1 signed, titled and dated 'L'Humeur Vagabonde Joseph Cornell 1955' (on the reverse) wood box construction—paint, glass, wood, mirror, driftwood, porcelain, ribbon, printed paper, rubber ball and tin 14 ¼ x 10 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (36.2 x 27 x 6 cm.) Executed in 1955.
$3,187
Untitled (How to Make a Rainbow), from Prints for Phoenix House, 1975
Sold on Dec 2, 2020
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Artwork Info
Print
Screenprint in colors with stencil and varnish additions on wove paper
27.8 x 36.8 cm
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Realized Price
$3,187
Auction Sale
Dec 2, 2020
Bonhams
Description
1975 Screenprint in colors with stencil and varnish additions on wove paper, signed in pencil and annotated 'A.P.' (an artist's proof aside from the edition of 125), published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, with the blindstamp of the printer Styria Studio, Inc., New York, with full margins. 14 1/2 x 11in (36.8 x 27.8cm) sheet 19 1/2 x 15 1/2in (49.5 x 39.3cm)
Untitled (How to Make a Rainbow), from Prints for Phoenix House, 1975
Screenprint in colors with stencil and varnish additions on wove paper
Dec 2, 2020
Bonhams
$3,187
Realized price
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Artwork Info
Print
27.8 x 36.8 cm
Estimate
Auction Sale
Dec 2, 2020
Bonhams
Realized Price
$3,187
Description
1975 Screenprint in colors with stencil and varnish additions on wove paper, signed in pencil and annotated 'A.P.' (an artist's proof aside from the edition of 125), published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, with the blindstamp of the printer Styria Studio, Inc., New York, with full margins. 14 1/2 x 11in (36.8 x 27.8cm) sheet 19 1/2 x 15 1/2in (49.5 x 39.3cm)
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UNTITLED (LANNER WALTZES SERIES), 1903
Sold on Oct 2, 2020
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
paper and printed paper collage on board, in artist's frame
48.9 x 40.6 cm
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Realized Price
Price not available
Auction Sale
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
Property from a Private Collection signed, dated 6.2.66 and variously inscribed on the reverse paper and printed paper collage on board, in artist's frame  framed: 16 by 19¼ in. 40.6 by 48.9 cm.
UNTITLED (LANNER WALTZES SERIES), 1903
paper and printed paper collage on board, in artist's frame
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
Bought in
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
48.9 x 40.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
Price not available
Description
Property from a Private Collection signed, dated 6.2.66 and variously inscribed on the reverse paper and printed paper collage on board, in artist's frame  framed: 16 by 19¼ in. 40.6 by 48.9 cm.
$8,820
LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE), 1969
Sold on Oct 2, 2020
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
graphite, ink, paper and printed paper collage on board, in artist's frame
31.8 x 38.7 cm
Estimate
Realized Price
$8,820
Auction Sale
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
Property from a Private Collection signed, titled, dated twice 12/22/69 and dedicated on the reverse graphite, ink, paper and printed paper collage on board, in artist's frame  framed: 15¼ by 12½ in. 38.7 by 31.8 cm.
LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE), 1969
graphite, ink, paper and printed paper collage on board, in artist's frame
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
$8,820
Realized price
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
31.8 x 38.7 cm
Estimate
Auction Sale
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$8,820
Description
Property from a Private Collection signed, titled, dated twice 12/22/69 and dedicated on the reverse graphite, ink, paper and printed paper collage on board, in artist's frame  framed: 15¼ by 12½ in. 38.7 by 31.8 cm.
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GARLANDS FOR QUEEN MAYBE E.D., 1903
Sold on Oct 2, 2020
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
paper and printed paper collage on paper, in artist's frame
35.6 x 45.7 cm
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Realized Price
Price not available
Auction Sale
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
Property from a Private Collection titled on the reverse paper and printed paper collage on paper, in artist's frame framed: 18 by 14 in. 45.7 by 35.6 cm. Executed in 1965-66.
GARLANDS FOR QUEEN MAYBE E.D., 1903
paper and printed paper collage on paper, in artist's frame
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
Bought in
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
35.6 x 45.7 cm
Estimate
Auction Sale
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
Price not available
Description
Property from a Private Collection titled on the reverse paper and printed paper collage on paper, in artist's frame framed: 18 by 14 in. 45.7 by 35.6 cm. Executed in 1965-66.
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