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Joseph Cornell, ‘Untitled (Fanny Ward)’, Christie's
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Joseph Cornell

Untitled (Fanny Ward)

Wood box construction--wood, printed paper collage, paint, glass, clay pipe, black and white photo and velvet
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Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

Untitled (Fanny Ward)

signed and dated 'Joseph Cornell 1945' (on …

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

Untitled (Fanny Ward)

signed and dated 'Joseph Cornell 1945' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse)

wood box construction--wood, printed paper collage, paint, glass, clay pipe, black and white photo and velvet

10½ x 13 1/8 x 2 in. (26.6 x 33.3 x 5 cm.)

Executed in 1945.

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Signed and dated 'Joseph Cornell 1945' (on a paper label affixed to 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 (Fanny Ward)’, Christie's
Joseph Cornell, ‘Untitled (Fanny Ward)’, Christie's
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Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

Untitled (Fanny Ward)

signed and dated 'Joseph Cornell 1945' (on …

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

Untitled (Fanny Ward)

signed and dated 'Joseph Cornell 1945' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse)

wood box construction--wood, printed paper collage, paint, glass, clay pipe, black and white photo and velvet

10½ x 13 1/8 x 2 in. (26.6 x 33.3 x 5 cm.)

Executed in 1945.

Signature
Signed and dated 'Joseph Cornell 1945' (on a paper label affixed to 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 (Fanny Ward)

Wood box construction--wood, printed paper collage, paint, glass, clay pipe, black and white photo and velvet
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