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Joseph Cornell, ‘Untitled’, ca. 1960, Curio
Joseph Cornell, ‘Untitled’, ca. 1960, Curio
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Joseph Cornell

Untitled, ca. 1960

Colored pencil and printed paper collage on printed paper
14 4/5 × 11 4/5 × 1 3/5 in
37.5 × 30 × 4 cm
This is a unique work.
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Tokyo , Gunma
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Curio
Tokyo , Gunma

Artist: Betty Voorh and Joseph Cornell
In Joseph Cornell's chosen frame
Betty Voorh and Joseph …

Artist: Betty Voorh and Joseph Cornell
In Joseph Cornell's chosen frame
Betty Voorh and Joseph Cornell-SK01

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and inscribed by Betty Voorh on the reverse
Joseph Cornell
American, 1903–1972
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Widely considered one of the seminal American artists of the 20th century, Joseph Cornell pioneered assemblage through his boxed constructions and collages. He is best known for his “shadow boxes” made from found materials such as marbles, toys, seashells, and other bric-a-brac obtained in souvenir shops, penny arcades, and trash heaps. Interests in 19th century Romantic literature, ballet, the Surrealism of Max Ernst, childhood experiences, and the cinema coalesced in Cornell’s allegorically charged work, which would influence generations of contemporary artists. Toward the Blue Peninsula (1953) is among his most recognizable works, which he made drawing inspiration from a view of the night sky in Emily Dickinson’s bedroom and a passage of her poetry. At once figurative and abstract, the box consists of a partially caged, empty space and a window onto a twilight sky.

Joseph Cornell, ‘Untitled’, ca. 1960, Curio
Joseph Cornell, ‘Untitled’, ca. 1960, Curio
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About the work
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Tokyo , Gunma

Artist: Betty Voorh and Joseph Cornell
In Joseph Cornell's chosen frame
Betty Voorh and Joseph …

Artist: Betty Voorh and Joseph Cornell
In Joseph Cornell's chosen frame
Betty Voorh and Joseph Cornell-SK01

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and inscribed by Betty Voorh on the reverse
Joseph Cornell
American, 1903–1972
Follow

Widely considered one of the seminal American artists of the 20th century, Joseph Cornell pioneered assemblage through his boxed constructions and collages. He is best known for his “shadow boxes” made from found materials such as marbles, toys, seashells, and other bric-a-brac obtained in souvenir shops, penny arcades, and trash heaps. Interests in 19th century Romantic literature, ballet, the Surrealism of Max Ernst, childhood experiences, and the cinema coalesced in Cornell’s allegorically charged work, which would influence generations of contemporary artists. Toward the Blue Peninsula (1953) is among his most recognizable works, which he made drawing inspiration from a view of the night sky in Emily Dickinson’s bedroom and a passage of her poetry. At once figurative and abstract, the box consists of a partially caged, empty space and a window onto a twilight sky.

Joseph Cornell

Untitled, ca. 1960

Colored pencil and printed paper collage on printed paper
14 4/5 × 11 4/5 × 1 3/5 in
37.5 × 30 × 4 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
Location
Tokyo , Gunma
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