Joseph Cornell

American, 1903–1972

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Sans titre, 1933
cardboard box, glass, photographic print, wood, metal, metal beads
13.0 x 10.5 x 2.0 cm
Mar 27, 2024Bonhams
Sans titre, 1933
cardboard box, glass, photographic print, wood, metal, metal beads
13.0 x 10.5 x 2.0 cm
Mar 27, 2024
Bonhams
100 Years of Surrealism
Lot 20
Constellation Variant, 1955
wood box construction—wood, glass, metal, mixed media collage, nails and paint
20.6 x 32.1 x 8.9 cm
Mar 13, 2024Christie's
Constellation Variant, 1955
wood box construction—wood, glass, metal, mixed media collage, nails and paint
20.6 x 32.1 x 8.9 cm
Mar 13, 2024
Christie's
Live Auction 22899 Post-War to Present
Lot 170
Untitled (Requires Blue Glass), 1958
printed paper collage on board, in artist's frame
18.1 x 23.5 cm
Mar 13, 2024Christie's
Untitled (Requires Blue Glass), 1958
printed paper collage on board, in artist's frame
18.1 x 23.5 cm
Mar 13, 2024
Christie's
Live Auction 22899 Post-War to Present
Lot 207
"The Journeying Sun" for Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1963
printed paper collage, in artist's frame
29.2 x 36.5 cm
Mar 13, 2024Christie's
"The Journeying Sun" for Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1963
printed paper collage, in artist's frame
29.2 x 36.5 cm
Mar 13, 2024
Christie's
Live Auction 22899 Post-War to Present
Lot 208
Video, Ergo, Sum, 1960
wooden box construction
22.9 x 37.5 x 9.5 cm
Mar 1, 2024Sotheby's
Video, Ergo, Sum, 1960
wooden box construction
22.9 x 37.5 x 9.5 cm
Mar 1, 2024
Sotheby's
Contemporary Curated
Lot 75
Now, Voyager..., 1966
printed paper, ink, and crayon on board
29.2 x 22.2 cm
Dec 14, 2023Christie's
Now, Voyager..., 1966
printed paper, ink, and crayon on board
29.2 x 22.2 cm
Dec 14, 2023
Christie's
First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 56
Untitled (Celestial Navigation Series), 1960
painted wood box construction with balls, nails, metal ring, pins, wood and paper and newspaper collage
18.7 x 28.6 x 7.3 cm
Nov 14, 2023Sotheby's
Untitled (Celestial Navigation Series), 1960
painted wood box construction with balls, nails, metal ring, pins, wood and paper and newspaper collage
18.7 x 28.6 x 7.3 cm
Nov 14, 2023
Sotheby's
Modern Day Auction
Lot 134
Untitled (Blue Sand Fountain), 1950
painted wood box construction with balls, nails, wood, sand, broken glass and newspaper collage
36.5 x 20.3 x 11.4 cm
Nov 14, 2023Sotheby's
Untitled (Blue Sand Fountain), 1950
painted wood box construction with balls, nails, wood, sand, broken glass and newspaper collage
36.5 x 20.3 x 11.4 cm
Nov 14, 2023
Sotheby's
Modern Day Auction
Lot 233
Untitled (Harlequin), 1951
box construction with painted wood, natural wood, metal, paper and found objects
45.4 x 28.1 x 12.1 cm
Nov 14, 2023Sotheby's
Untitled (Harlequin), 1951
box construction with painted wood, natural wood, metal, paper and found objects
45.4 x 28.1 x 12.1 cm
Nov 14, 2023
Sotheby's
Modern Evening Auction
Lot 33
The View at Ostend, 1957
wood box construction—glass, marble, wood, plastic, metal, nails, printed paper collage and paint
22.3 x 32.5 x 12.9 cm
Nov 10, 2023Christie's
The View at Ostend, 1957
wood box construction—glass, marble, wood, plastic, metal, nails, printed paper collage and paint
22.3 x 32.5 x 12.9 cm
Nov 10, 2023
Christie's
Live Auction 22056 Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
Lot 229
Via Parmigianino (for Allegra), 1956
box construction - wood, glass, oil and printed paper collage
31.4 x 21.1 x 8.5 cm
Oct 13, 2023Sotheby's
Via Parmigianino (for Allegra), 1956
box construction - wood, glass, oil and printed paper collage
31.4 x 21.1 x 8.5 cm
Oct 13, 2023
Sotheby's
Contemporary Day Auction
Lot 250
Hotel Tudor CHERUBINO, 1952
wood box construction—stained wood, glass, metal, nails, painted wooden balls and printed paper collage
46.0 x 31.1 x 11.4 cm
Sep 29, 2023Christie's
Hotel Tudor CHERUBINO, 1952
wood box construction—stained wood, glass, metal, nails, painted wooden balls and printed paper collage
46.0 x 31.1 x 11.4 cm
Sep 29, 2023
Christie's
Live Auction 22052 Post-War to Present
Lot 221
Untitled (Medici Boy), 1950
paper and printed paper collage on panel
32.7 x 17.8 cm
Sep 29, 2023Christie's
Untitled (Medici Boy), 1950
paper and printed paper collage on panel
32.7 x 17.8 cm
Sep 29, 2023
Christie's
Live Auction 22052 Post-War to Present
Lot 222
Hôtel de l'Etoile (Juan Gris Series), 1955
painted wood box construction with metal rods, rings, nails, mirror, wood, plastic ball and paper collage
49.5 x 30.5 x 11.4 cm
Sep 28, 2023Sotheby's
Hôtel de l'Etoile (Juan Gris Series), 1955
painted wood box construction with metal rods, rings, nails, mirror, wood, plastic ball and paper collage
49.5 x 30.5 x 11.4 cm
Sep 28, 2023
Sotheby's
Contemporary Curated
Lot 51
Untitled (How to Make a Rainbow); Untitled (Landscape with Figure), 1972
screenprint in colors with varnish stencil, on Arches Cover paper; photogravure in colors, on Arches White Cover paper
49.5 x 39.2 cm
Jul 19, 2023Christie's
Untitled (How to Make a Rainbow); Untitled (Landscape with Figure), 1972
screenprint in colors with varnish stencil, on Arches Cover paper; photogravure in colors, on Arches White Cover paper
49.5 x 39.2 cm
Jul 19, 2023
Christie's
Contemporary Edition
Lot 36
Les Alarmes Des Chattes, 1969
paper collage, graphite and colored pencil on paper
33.8 x 28.2 cm
Jul 18, 2023Christie's
Les Alarmes Des Chattes, 1969
paper collage, graphite and colored pencil on paper
33.8 x 28.2 cm
Jul 18, 2023
Christie's
First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 155
Hotel du Nord, 1972
Color screenprint on wove paper
37.47 x 27.94 cm
Jun 8, 2023Swann
Hotel du Nord, 1972
Color screenprint on wove paper
37.47 x 27.94 cm
Jun 8, 2023
Swann
Contemporary Art: Featuring the Collection of Norman Dolph
Lot 81
Untitled (Medici Boy), 1962
photostat and paper collage on board with graphite, ink and stain, behind amber glass
30.5 x 22.9 cm
May 18, 2023Christie's
Untitled (Medici Boy), 1962
photostat and paper collage on board with graphite, ink and stain, behind amber glass
30.5 x 22.9 cm
May 18, 2023
Christie's
Live Auction 22518 A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Part II
Lot 901
Untitled (Zizi Jeanmaire Lobster Ballet), 1949
wood box construction—wood, glass, plastic lobsters, acrylic mesh, cardboard, printed paper collage, foil and glitter
22.2 x 38.1 x 9.5 cm
May 18, 2023Christie's
Untitled (Zizi Jeanmaire Lobster Ballet), 1949
wood box construction—wood, glass, plastic lobsters, acrylic mesh, cardboard, printed paper collage, foil and glitter
22.2 x 38.1 x 9.5 cm
May 18, 2023
Christie's
Live Auction 22518 A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Part II
Lot 902
Untitled (Soap Bubble Set Variant), 1956
wood box construction–wood, glass, port glass, sand, metal, nails, stamps and printed paper collage
21.0 x 35.5 x 11.7 cm
May 18, 2023Christie's
Untitled (Soap Bubble Set Variant), 1956
wood box construction–wood, glass, port glass, sand, metal, nails, stamps and printed paper collage
21.0 x 35.5 x 11.7 cm
May 18, 2023
Christie's
Live Auction 22518 A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Part II
Lot 935
Lapis Lazuli (W.B. Yeats) to Francesca, 1964
paper collage with coin on board
30.5 x 22.9 cm
May 18, 2023Christie's
Lapis Lazuli (W.B. Yeats) to Francesca, 1964
paper collage with coin on board
30.5 x 22.9 cm
May 18, 2023
Christie's
Live Auction 22518 A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Part II
Lot 936
Untitled (Medici Variant), 1954
wood box construction–wood, tinted glass, paint, nails, marbled paper and printed paper collage
47.3 x 28.6 x 11.1 cm
May 17, 2023Christie's
Untitled (Medici Variant), 1954
wood box construction–wood, tinted glass, paint, nails, marbled paper and printed paper collage
47.3 x 28.6 x 11.1 cm
May 17, 2023
Christie's
A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Part I
Lot 53 C
Hotel du Nord, 1972
screenprint in colors, on arches paper
37.8 x 28.6 cm
Apr 25, 2023Christie's
Hotel du Nord, 1972
screenprint in colors, on arches paper
37.8 x 28.6 cm
Apr 25, 2023
Christie's
The Sale of the Century: An Important Corporate Collection of Prints and Multiples: Online
Lot 422
Prints for Phoenix House, 1972
screenprint in colors with varnish stencil, and two photogravures, on Rives BFK paper
49.5 x 39.4 cm
Apr 25, 2023Christie's
Prints for Phoenix House, 1972
screenprint in colors with varnish stencil, and two photogravures, on Rives BFK paper
49.5 x 39.4 cm
Apr 25, 2023
Christie's
The Sale of the Century: An Important Corporate Collection of Prints and Multiples: Online
Lot 423
Box 2, 1960
Rectangular card stock match box with collage, partially painted wishbone and two wooden beads
8.89 x 5.38 x 2.54 cm
Mar 23, 2023Swann
Box 2, 1960
Rectangular card stock match box with collage, partially painted wishbone and two wooden beads
8.89 x 5.38 x 2.54 cm
Mar 23, 2023
Swann
19th & 20th Century Art: Featuring Dada & Surrealism
Lot 181
Untitled (Dresser Object), 1961
Collaged and painted object with three card stock match boxes (two with plastic beads, wooden stick and part of a pencil) and a wooden paint stirrer
18.08 x 5.72 x 1.91 cm
Mar 23, 2023Swann
Untitled (Dresser Object), 1961
Collaged and painted object with three card stock match boxes (two with plastic beads, wooden stick and part of a pencil) and a wooden paint stirrer
18.08 x 5.72 x 1.91 cm
Mar 23, 2023
Swann
19th & 20th Century Art: Featuring Dada & Surrealism
Lot 182
Box 1, 1963
Small collaged card stock token box with lid, one clear plastic capsule with a toy ring and a pen and ink note
8.26 x 5.72 x 3.81 cm
Mar 23, 2023Swann
Box 1, 1963
Small collaged card stock token box with lid, one clear plastic capsule with a toy ring and a pen and ink note
8.26 x 5.72 x 3.81 cm
Mar 23, 2023
Swann
19th & 20th Century Art: Featuring Dada & Surrealism
Lot 183
How to Make a Rainbow, 1972
Color screenprint with varnish and stencil
36.83 x 27.94 cm
Mar 23, 2023Swann
How to Make a Rainbow, 1972
Color screenprint with varnish and stencil
36.83 x 27.94 cm
Mar 23, 2023
Swann
19th & 20th Century Art: Featuring Dada & Surrealism
Lot 253
Untitled (Derby Hat), 1972
Color photogravure
33.66 x 26.67 cm
Mar 23, 2023Swann
Untitled (Derby Hat), 1972
Color photogravure
33.66 x 26.67 cm
Mar 23, 2023
Swann
19th & 20th Century Art: Featuring Dada & Surrealism
Lot 254
Untitled, 1950
box construction—stained wood, glass, printed papers, mirror, chain, wax and red plastic ball
40.0 x 28.4 x 12.7 cm
Mar 10, 2023Christie's
Untitled, 1950
box construction—stained wood, glass, printed papers, mirror, chain, wax and red plastic ball
40.0 x 28.4 x 12.7 cm
Mar 10, 2023
Christie's
Live Auction 21759 Post-War to Present
Lot 152
Untitled (How to Make a Rainbow); Untitled (Landscape with Figure), 1972
screenprint in colors, with varnish stencil, on Arches Cover paper; photogravure in colors, on Arches White Cover paper
36.5 x 27.9 cm
Mar 8, 2023Christie's
Untitled (How to Make a Rainbow); Untitled (Landscape with Figure), 1972
screenprint in colors, with varnish stencil, on Arches Cover paper; photogravure in colors, on Arches White Cover paper
36.5 x 27.9 cm
Mar 8, 2023
Christie's
Live Auction 21664 Contemporary Edition: New York: Featuring the Collection of Kenwal Steel in Support of GLAAD
Lot 60
Apollinaris Hôtel de l'Observatoire, 1952
mixed media box construction
46.6 x 31.1 x 8.9 cm
Feb 17, 2023Bonhams
Apollinaris Hôtel de l'Observatoire, 1952
mixed media box construction
46.6 x 31.1 x 8.9 cm
Feb 17, 2023
Bonhams
Post War & Contemporary Art
Lot 13
Rainforest, 1959
printed paper collage mounted to masonite
29.5 x 38.7 cm
Feb 17, 2023Bonhams
Rainforest, 1959
printed paper collage mounted to masonite
29.5 x 38.7 cm
Feb 17, 2023
Bonhams
Post War & Contemporary Art
Lot 14
Christine Kaufman, 1964
printed paper collage, stamps, marker, ink and graphite on Masonite
30.5 x 22.9 cm
Dec 14, 2022Christie's
Christine Kaufman, 1964
printed paper collage, stamps, marker, ink and graphite on Masonite
30.5 x 22.9 cm
Dec 14, 2022
Christie's
First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art
Lot 74
Die Weisse Frau (La Dame Blanche), 1952
metal, oil, printed paper collage and glass in a wood box construction
closed 4 x 9 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (10.2 x 23.5 x 13 cm) open 2 x 9 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. (5.1 x 23.5 x 26.4 cm)
Nov 16, 2022Phillips
Die Weisse Frau (La Dame Blanche), 1952
metal, oil, printed paper collage and glass in a wood box construction
closed 4 x 9 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (10.2 x 23.5 x 13 cm) open 2 x 9 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. (5.1 x 23.5 x 26.4 cm)
Nov 16, 2022
Phillips • New York
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
Lot 236
The View at Ostend, 1954
metal rods, ring, nails, glass, plastic ball and shells in glass and painted wood box construction
21.6 x 28.6 x 9.8 cm
Nov 15, 2022Sotheby's
The View at Ostend, 1954
metal rods, ring, nails, glass, plastic ball and shells in glass and painted wood box construction
21.6 x 28.6 x 9.8 cm
Nov 15, 2022
Sotheby's
Modern Day Auction
Lot 313
Lead-clue to the Houdini Disappearing Elephant act, 1967
paper collage laid on Masonite
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Sep 28, 2022Phillips
Lead-clue to the Houdini Disappearing Elephant act, 1967
paper collage laid on Masonite
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Sep 28, 2022
Phillips • New York
New Now
Lot 71
Missing Girl, 1962
double-sided newsprint and paper collage laid on Masonite
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Sep 28, 2022Phillips
Missing Girl, 1962
double-sided newsprint and paper collage laid on Masonite
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Sep 28, 2022
Phillips • New York
New Now
Lot 70
Untitled (Hotel Sun Series), 1960
mixed media
43 x 27 x 13 cm
Sep 23, 2022Sotheby's
Untitled (Hotel Sun Series), 1960
mixed media
43 x 27 x 13 cm
Sep 23, 2022
Sotheby's
Contemporary Discoveries
Lot 438
The Garden Party, 1970
paper collage, pencil and watercolor on paperboard
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
May 19, 2022Phillips
The Garden Party, 1970
paper collage, pencil and watercolor on paperboard
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
May 19, 2022
Phillips • New York
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
Lot 170
Untitled, 1970
conch shell, book page clipping and pink salt stones in plastic Whitman Dollar container
2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (6.4 x 4.4 cm)
May 19, 2022Phillips
Untitled, 1970
conch shell, book page clipping and pink salt stones in plastic Whitman Dollar container
2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (6.4 x 4.4 cm)
May 19, 2022
Phillips • New York
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
Lot 169
Dovecote, 1960
mixed media in glass-faced wooden box construction (with printed paper collage on the reverse)
5 x 4 x 1 3/4 in. (12.7 x 10.2 x 4.4 cm)
May 19, 2022Phillips
Dovecote, 1960
mixed media in glass-faced wooden box construction (with printed paper collage on the reverse)
5 x 4 x 1 3/4 in. (12.7 x 10.2 x 4.4 cm)
May 19, 2022
Phillips • New York
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
Lot 168
Isle of Children, 1963
collage, in artist's wood frame with blue glass
collage 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (29.2 x 21.6 cm) framed 16 x 13 in. (40.6 x 33 cm)
May 19, 2022Phillips
Isle of Children, 1963
collage, in artist's wood frame with blue glass
collage 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (29.2 x 21.6 cm) framed 16 x 13 in. (40.6 x 33 cm)
May 19, 2022
Phillips • New York
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
Lot 167
J. Eagels Autumnal - Spring, 1965
baked painted surface, in artist’s frame (with printed paper collage on the reverse)
16 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. (41.9 x 34 cm)
May 19, 2022Phillips
J. Eagels Autumnal - Spring, 1965
baked painted surface, in artist’s frame (with printed paper collage on the reverse)
16 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. (41.9 x 34 cm)
May 19, 2022
Phillips • New York
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
Lot 166
Homage to the Romantic Ballet, 1942
wood box construction with velvet, glass, photograph collage and found objects
5 x 11.7 x 8.9 cm
May 18, 2022Sotheby's
Homage to the Romantic Ballet, 1942
wood box construction with velvet, glass, photograph collage and found objects
5 x 11.7 x 8.9 cm
May 18, 2022
Sotheby's
Modern Day Auction
Lot 139
Untitled (Derby Hat), from Prints for Phoenix House, 1972
photogravure in colors, on Rives BFK paper
33.7 x 26 cm
May 18, 2022Christie's
Untitled (Derby Hat), from Prints for Phoenix House, 1972
photogravure in colors, on Rives BFK paper
33.7 x 26 cm
May 18, 2022
Christie's
The Surrealist World of Rosalind Gersten Jacobs & Melvin Jacobs Online Sale
Lot 25
Untitled (How to Make a Rainbow) from Prints for Phoenix House, 1972
screenprint in colors with varnish stencil, on wove paper
36.5 x 27.9 cm
May 18, 2022Christie's
Untitled (How to Make a Rainbow) from Prints for Phoenix House, 1972
screenprint in colors with varnish stencil, on wove paper
36.5 x 27.9 cm
May 18, 2022
Christie's
The Surrealist World of Rosalind Gersten Jacobs & Melvin Jacobs Online Sale
Lot 26
Untitled (Blue Sand Tray), 1948
wood box construction with blue sand, metal ring, ball bearing, glass and varnished French book pages
21.6 x 35.9 x 4.8 cm
May 14, 2022Christie's
Untitled (Blue Sand Tray), 1948
wood box construction with blue sand, metal ring, ball bearing, glass and varnished French book pages
21.6 x 35.9 x 4.8 cm
May 14, 2022
Christie's
The Surrealist World of Rosalind Gersten Jacobs and Melvin Jacobs
Lot 666
Untitled, 1932
printed paper on cardboard box and metal fragments
3.8 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 0 5/8 in.)
Apr 28, 2022Phillips
Untitled, 1932
printed paper on cardboard box and metal fragments
3.8 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 0 5/8 in.)
Apr 28, 2022
Phillips • London
New Now
Lot 95
Untitled (Blue Sand Tray), 1950
sand, pigment, metal, starfish, map collage and oil on panel in an artist's box
20 x 34.5 x 3.5 cm
Apr 13, 2022Christie's
Untitled (Blue Sand Tray), 1950
sand, pigment, metal, starfish, map collage and oil on panel in an artist's box
20 x 34.5 x 3.5 cm
Apr 13, 2022
Christie's
Collection Jacqueline Matisse Monnier
Lot 17