Joseph Cornell

American, 1903–1972

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Joseph Cornell

American, 1903–1972

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€2,500
7 Angelic, 1903-1972
Sold on Dec 4, 2019
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Artwork Info
Painting
collage of illustrations on panel
25.7 x 20.6 cm
Realized Price
€2,500
Auction Sale
Dec 4, 2019
Christie's
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) 7 Angelic signé et titré '"7 Angelic" Joseph Cornell' (au dos) collage d'illustration sur panneau 25.7 x 20.6 cm. Réalisé vers 1968. signed and titled '"7 Angelic" Joseph Cornell' (on the reverse) collage of illustrations on panel 10 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. Executed _circa _1968.
7 Angelic, 1903-1972
collage of illustrations on panel
Dec 4, 2019
Christie's
€2,500
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Painting
25.7 x 20.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 4, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
€2,500
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) 7 Angelic signé et titré '"7 Angelic" Joseph Cornell' (au dos) collage d'illustration sur panneau 25.7 x 20.6 cm. Réalisé vers 1968. signed and titled '"7 Angelic" Joseph Cornell' (on the reverse) collage of illustrations on panel 10 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. Executed _circa _1968.
$37,500
Die Weisse Frau (La Dame Blanche), 1903-1972
Sold on Sep 27, 2019
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
box construction—wood, metal, oil, printed paper collage and glass
5.1 x 23.5 x 26.3 cm
Realized Price
$37,500
Auction Sale
Sep 27, 2019
Christie's
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Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Die Weisse Frau (La Dame Blanche) signed and dedicated twice 'for a little girl viewing To Princess Teoblossom to Princess Teoblossom from Joseph Cornell' (on the reverse of the collage element) box construction—wood, metal, oil, printed paper collage and glass closed: 4 x 9 ¼ x 5 1/8 in. (10.2 x 23.5 x 13 cm.) open: 2 x 9 ¼ x 10 3/8 in. (5.1 x 23.5 x 26.3 cm.) Executed _circa_ 1952.
Die Weisse Frau (La Dame Blanche), 1903-1972
box construction—wood, metal, oil, printed paper collage and glass
Sep 27, 2019
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$37,500
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Work on Paper
5.1 x 23.5 x 26.3 cm
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Auction Sale
Sep 27, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$37,500
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Die Weisse Frau (La Dame Blanche) signed and dedicated twice 'for a little girl viewing To Princess Teoblossom to Princess Teoblossom from Joseph Cornell' (on the reverse of the collage element) box construction—wood, metal, oil, printed paper collage and glass closed: 4 x 9 ¼ x 5 1/8 in. (10.2 x 23.5 x 13 cm.) open: 2 x 9 ¼ x 10 3/8 in. (5.1 x 23.5 x 26.3 cm.) Executed _circa_ 1952.
$131,250
Untitled (Dovecote pour Julie Jeanne Eleanore de Lespinasse), 1952-1953
Sold on Sep 27, 2019
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Sculpture
box construction—wood, nails, painted wooden balls and glass
44.5 x 29.8 x 11.4 cm
Realized Price
$131,250
Auction Sale
Sep 27, 2019
Christie's
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Untitled (Dovecote pour Julie Jeanne Eleanore de Lespinasse) signed twice and printed with the title and date twice 'Dove-cote 1953 1952 Joseph Cornell pour Julie Jeanne Eleanore de Lespinasse' (on paper labels affixed to the reverse) box construction—wood, nails, painted wooden balls and glass 17 ½ x 11 ¾ x 4 ½ in. (44.5 x 29.8 x 11.4 cm.) Executed in 1952-1953.
Untitled (Dovecote pour Julie Jeanne Eleanore de Lespinasse), 1952-1953
box construction—wood, nails, painted wooden balls and glass
Sep 27, 2019
Christie's
$131,250
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Sculpture
44.5 x 29.8 x 11.4 cm
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Auction Sale
Sep 27, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$131,250
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Untitled (Dovecote pour Julie Jeanne Eleanore de Lespinasse) signed twice and printed with the title and date twice 'Dove-cote 1953 1952 Joseph Cornell pour Julie Jeanne Eleanore de Lespinasse' (on paper labels affixed to the reverse) box construction—wood, nails, painted wooden balls and glass 17 ½ x 11 ¾ x 4 ½ in. (44.5 x 29.8 x 11.4 cm.) Executed in 1952-1953.
$18,750
Lee Waves in the Atmosphere, 1903-1972
Sold on Jul 9, 2019
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
printed paper collage with amber glass in wooden artist's frame
37.5 x 29.8 cm
Realized Price
$18,750
Auction Sale
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
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JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Lee Waves in the Atmosphere signed and dated 'Joseph Cornell 2/8/1962' (on the reverse) printed paper collage with amber glass in wooden artist's frame 14 ¾ x 11 ¾ in. (37.5 x 29.8 cm.) Executed in 1962.
Lee Waves in the Atmosphere, 1903-1972
printed paper collage with amber glass in wooden artist's frame
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
$18,750
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
37.5 x 29.8 cm
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Auction Sale
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$18,750
Description
JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Lee Waves in the Atmosphere signed and dated 'Joseph Cornell 2/8/1962' (on the reverse) printed paper collage with amber glass in wooden artist's frame 14 ¾ x 11 ¾ in. (37.5 x 29.8 cm.) Executed in 1962.
$9,375
Utopia, 1903-1972
Sold on Jul 9, 2019
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Work on Paper
printed paper collage on paper
29.2 x 22.9 cm
Realized Price
$9,375
Auction Sale
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
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JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Utopia signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated '7.26.71 utopia j.c.' (lower edge) printed paper collage on paper 11 ½ x 9 in. (29.2 x 22.9 cm.) Executed in 1971.
Utopia, 1903-1972
printed paper collage on paper
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
$9,375
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Work on Paper
29.2 x 22.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Jul 9, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$9,375
Description
JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Utopia signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated '7.26.71 utopia j.c.' (lower edge) printed paper collage on paper 11 ½ x 9 in. (29.2 x 22.9 cm.) Executed in 1971.
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Untitled (Grand Hotel Fontaine), 1903-1972
Sold on May 16, 2019
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
wood box construction—paper, metal, spool, pastel, printed paper collage and paint
47.6 x 31.4 x 12 cm
Realized Price
Price not available
Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Untitled (Grand Hotel Fontaine) signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on the reverse) wood box construction—paper, metal, spool, pastel, printed paper collage and paint 18 ¾ x 12 3/8 x 4 ¾ in. (47.6 x 31.4 x 12 cm.) Executed _circa _1955.
Untitled (Grand Hotel Fontaine), 1903-1972
wood box construction—paper, metal, spool, pastel, printed paper collage and paint
May 16, 2019
Christie's
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
47.6 x 31.4 x 12 cm
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Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
Price not available
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Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Untitled (Grand Hotel Fontaine) signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on the reverse) wood box construction—paper, metal, spool, pastel, printed paper collage and paint 18 ¾ x 12 3/8 x 4 ¾ in. (47.6 x 31.4 x 12 cm.) Executed _circa _1955.
$150,000
Untitled (Solar Soap Bubble Set Series), 1903-1972
Sold on May 16, 2019
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
wood box construction—cork, clay pipe, nails, brass, metal, printed paper collage and paint
23.1 x 38.7 x 12.7 cm
Realized Price
$150,000
Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Untitled (Solar Soap Bubble Set Series) signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on the reverse) wood box construction—cork, clay pipe, nails, brass, metal, printed paper collage and paint 9 1/8 x 15 ¼ x 5 in. (23.1 x 38.7 x 12.7 cm.) Executed _circa _1955.
Untitled (Solar Soap Bubble Set Series), 1903-1972
wood box construction—cork, clay pipe, nails, brass, metal, printed paper collage and paint
May 16, 2019
Christie's
$150,000
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Sculpture
23.1 x 38.7 x 12.7 cm
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Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$150,000
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Untitled (Solar Soap Bubble Set Series) signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on the reverse) wood box construction—cork, clay pipe, nails, brass, metal, printed paper collage and paint 9 1/8 x 15 ¼ x 5 in. (23.1 x 38.7 x 12.7 cm.) Executed _circa _1955.
$93,750
Untitled (Nostalgia of the Sea Americana), 1903-1972
Sold on May 16, 2019
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
wood box construction—paint, printed paper collage, nails and metal spring
35.2 x 26 x 5.7 cm
Realized Price
$93,750
Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Untitled (Nostalgia of the Sea Americana) signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on the reverse) wood box construction—paint, printed paper collage, nails and metal spring 13 7/8 x 10 ¼ x 2 ¼ in. (35.2 x 26 x 5.7 cm.) Executed _circa _1955.
Untitled (Nostalgia of the Sea Americana), 1903-1972
wood box construction—paint, printed paper collage, nails and metal spring
May 16, 2019
Christie's
$93,750
Realized price
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
35.2 x 26 x 5.7 cm
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Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$93,750
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Untitled (Nostalgia of the Sea Americana) signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on the reverse) wood box construction—paint, printed paper collage, nails and metal spring 13 7/8 x 10 ¼ x 2 ¼ in. (35.2 x 26 x 5.7 cm.) Executed _circa _1955.
$150,000
Untitled (Soap Bubble Set Night Skies Series), 1903-1972
Sold on May 16, 2019
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
wood box construction—glass, cork, nails, clay pipe, metal, velvet, printed paper collage and paint
24.1 x 36.1 x 9.5 cm
Realized Price
$150,000
Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Untitled (Soap Bubble Set Night Skies Series) signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse) wood box construction—glass, cork, nails, clay pipe, metal, velvet, printed paper collage and paint 9 ½ x 14 ¼ x 3 ¾ in. (24.1 x 36.1 x 9.5 cm.) Executed _circa _1950.
Untitled (Soap Bubble Set Night Skies Series), 1903-1972
wood box construction—glass, cork, nails, clay pipe, metal, velvet, printed paper collage and paint
May 16, 2019
Christie's
$150,000
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Sculpture
24.1 x 36.1 x 9.5 cm
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Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$150,000
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Untitled (Soap Bubble Set Night Skies Series) signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse) wood box construction—glass, cork, nails, clay pipe, metal, velvet, printed paper collage and paint 9 ½ x 14 ¼ x 3 ¾ in. (24.1 x 36.1 x 9.5 cm.) Executed _circa _1950.
$250,000
Solar Level, 1903-1972
Sold on May 16, 2019
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
wood box construction—glass, marbles, cork, metal, ceramic shell, printed paper collage, nails and paint
20 x 46.3 x 9.5 cm
Realized Price
$250,000
Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Solar Level signed and titled 'Solar Level Joseph Cornell' (on the reverse) wood box construction—glass, marbles, cork, metal, ceramic shell, printed paper collage, nails and paint 7 7/8 x 18 ¼ x 3 ¾ in. (20 x 46.3 x 9.5 cm.) Executed _circa _1955.
Solar Level, 1903-1972
wood box construction—glass, marbles, cork, metal, ceramic shell, printed paper collage, nails and paint
May 16, 2019
Christie's
$250,000
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
20 x 46.3 x 9.5 cm
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Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$250,000
Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Solar Level signed and titled 'Solar Level Joseph Cornell' (on the reverse) wood box construction—glass, marbles, cork, metal, ceramic shell, printed paper collage, nails and paint 7 7/8 x 18 ¼ x 3 ¾ in. (20 x 46.3 x 9.5 cm.) Executed _circa _1955.
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