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Collage Artist, b. 1903 - d. 1972

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              • Joseph Cornell (1903-1972): Untitled (Landscape with Figure)
                May. 09, 2024

                Joseph Cornell (1903-1972): Untitled (Landscape with Figure)

                Est: $200 - $300

                Heliograph in colors on wove paper, 1972, with the stamped signature and Estate blindstamp, numbered 125/125. 19 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (sheet), unframed.

                STAIR
              • Joseph Cornell (1903-1972): Untitled (Landscape with Figure)
                May. 09, 2024

                Joseph Cornell (1903-1972): Untitled (Landscape with Figure)

                Est: $300 - $500

                Heliograph in colors on wove paper, 1972, with the printed signature and estate blindstamp, numbered 49/125. 19 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (sheet), unframed.

                STAIR
              • Untitled (Sun Box)
                Apr. 24, 2024

                Untitled (Sun Box)

                Est: €60,000 - €80,000

                From the Collection of an American in Paris Joseph Cornell 1903 - 1972 Untitled (Sun Box) signed (on a label on the reverse) wood, glass, metal rod, nails, brass rings, cork ball, pressed tin, seashell, clay pipe and tempera in a wooden box 25,4 x 39,4 x 9,5 cm; 10 x 15½ x 3¼ in. Executed circa 1958. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ D'un Américain à Paris Joseph Cornell 1903 - 1972 Sans Titre (Sun Box) signé (sur une étiquette au dos) bois, verre, tige de métal, clous, anneaux de laiton, boule de liège, étain pressé, coquillage, pipe en terre cuite et tempera dans une boîte en bois 25,4 x 39,4 x 9,5 cm ; 10 x 15½ x 3¼ in.  Exécuté vers 1958.

                Sotheby's
              • Joseph Cornell - The Gift - 1989 Offset Lithograph 23.5" x 18.25"
                Apr. 16, 2024

                Joseph Cornell - The Gift - 1989 Offset Lithograph 23.5" x 18.25"

                Est: $60 - $90

                "The Gift" by Joseph Cornell, 1989 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 23.5 x 18.25 inches, with an image size of 22.75 x 16.5 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an edition size of 500 and is not framed. The condition was rated B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age. Additional details:

                DUMBO Auctions
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Sans titre
                Mar. 27, 2024

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Sans titre

                Est: €12,000 - €18,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Sans titre boîte en carton, verre, tirage photographique, bois, métal, billes en métal Réalisé en 1933 cardboard box, glass, photographic print, wood, metal, metal beads Realised in 1933 13 x 10.5 x 2. cm. 5 1/8 x 4 1/8 in.

                Bonhams
              • JOSEPH CORNELL Untitled (Derby Hat).
                Mar. 14, 2024

                JOSEPH CORNELL Untitled (Derby Hat).

                Est: $1,500 - $2,500

                JOSEPH CORNELL Untitled (Derby Hat). Color photogravure, 1972. 337x262 mm; 13¼x10½ inches, full margins. With the artist's signature ink stamp and numbered 28/125 in pencil, lower margin. From Prints for Phoenix House. A very good impression. A native of Nyack, New York, Cornell (1903-1972) was an American visual artist and filmmaker, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. He was largely self-taught in his artistic efforts and improvised his own original style incorporating cast-off and discarded artifacts. He lived most of his life in relative physical isolation, caring for his mother and his disabled brother at home, in a working-class area of Flushing, New York, but remained aware of and in contact with other contemporary artists (though he never traveled beyond the New York City area).

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • Signed Lot of 5 Joseph Cornell Prints, 'Untitled (Landscape with Figure)'
                Mar. 02, 2024

                Signed Lot of 5 Joseph Cornell Prints, 'Untitled (Landscape with Figure)'

                Est: $500 - $1,000

                Signed Lot of 5 Joseph Cornell Prints, 'Untitled (Landscape with Figure)'. These color photogravure prints by Joseph Cornell (American, 1903-1972) are numbered 27/125, 77/125, 93/125, 104/125, and 111/125 from a 1972 edition from Prints for Phoenix House. Signed bottom-right over estate state. Provenance: Brooke Alexander. Dimensions are 19.5 in h x 14.5 in w. Condition is good, unframed. Please call or email for a detailed condition report. Thank you for bidding with Public Sale Auction House! Our in-person pick-up schedule is Monday - Friday, 10AM - 5PM, and Saturday 10AM - 2PM for 2 weeks following each auction. We do not provide in-house shipping. Winning bidders may request a shipping quote from our list or recommended carriers. Please visit our website publicsale.com for more information. All items must be picked up within the 2-week pickup window. Items not collected within 2 weeks will incur a $10/day storage fee and can be discarded or re-sold after 1 month. If you or your shipper is unable to collect your item(s) within two weeks, please contact us.

                Public Sale Auction House
              • Video, Ergo, Sum
                Mar. 01, 2024

                Video, Ergo, Sum

                Est: $60,000 - $80,000

                Art House: The Collection of Chara Schreyer Joseph Cornell 1903 - 1972 Video, Ergo, Sum signed (on the reverse) wooden box construction 9 by 14¾ by 3¾ in. 22.9 by 37.5 by 9.5 cm. Executed circa 1960.

                Sotheby's
              • Joseph Cornell (American, 1903-1972) - The Commodore Pose
                Feb. 27, 2024

                Joseph Cornell (American, 1903-1972) - The Commodore Pose

                Est: $20,000 - $30,000

                Joseph Cornell (American, 1903-1972) - The Commodore Pose Mixed media collage on board 12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.cm) Provenance The Artist. Acquired directly from the above. Private Collection. Sotheby's, New York, sale of November 9-10, 1983, lot 112.  Acquired directly from the above sale. The Collection of Sidney Rothberg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Literature Cf. Kynaston McShine, Joseph Cornell, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1980, p. 114, fig. 24 (another work illustrated).  Lot Essay This work, based on an original sketch by Joseph Cornell’s brother, Robert, was created for Edward Halper in commemoration of a trip through Brooklyn on June 4, 1971. Halper, an art enthusiast and collector known for his support of younger and emerging artists, fostered a close friendship with Joseph Cornell during the late 1960s. Cornell’s relationship with his brother significantly influenced his art. Robert was born with cerebral palsy and had intellectual disabilities, and Joseph took on a caregiving role for him. This relationship played a pivotal role in shaping the emotional and thematic content of Cornell’s work. Many of his pieces carry a sense of nostalgia, mystery, and a desire to create magical realms, reflecting the profound impact of his connection with his brother. Cornell also played a significant role in encouraging Robert’s artistic hobby, which resulted in a substantial body of pencil and ink drawings in the 1920s. Just as Cornell incorporated and transformed reproductions of artworks by other artists in his box constructions and collages, he applied a similar approach to his brother’s drawings. Cornell developed at least a dozen collage series based on his favorite drawings by Robert; The Commodore Pose is one of these. In these collages, he modified reproductions of Robert’s images using various techniques, from staining the paper to adding cutouts. The collaboration between the brothers not only highlighted the supportive relationship between them but also demonstrated how Cornell integrated various artistic influences, including those from his brother, into his own innovative and distinctive body of work.

                Freeman's | Hindman
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Now, Voyager... printed paper, ink, and crayon o
                Dec. 14, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Now, Voyager... printed paper, ink, and crayon o

                Est: $30,000 - $50,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Now, Voyager... printed paper, ink, and crayon on board 11 ½ x 8 ¾ in. (29.2 x 22.2 cm.)

                Christie's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972)
                Nov. 19, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972)

                Est: $2,500 - $4,000

                Hotel du Nord Color screenprint h. 19 w. 15 in. (sight) Ed. 3/125, pencil signed, dated 1972 overall: 31 x 25 in. (frame)

                Butterscotch Auction Gallery LLC
              • JOSEPH CORNELL How to Make a Rainbow.
                Nov. 16, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL How to Make a Rainbow.

                Est: $1,500 - $2,500

                JOSEPH CORNELL How to Make a Rainbow. Color screenprint with varnish and stencil on white wove paper, 1972. 366x279 mm; 14 1/2x11 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 108/125 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Styria Studio, Inc., New York, with the blind stamp lower right. Published by Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York. A very good impression with strong colors.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • Untitled (Blue Sand Fountain)
                Nov. 14, 2023

                Untitled (Blue Sand Fountain)

                Est: $70,000 - $100,000

                Joseph Cornell 1903 - 1972 Untitled (Blue Sand Fountain) signed Joseph Cornell (on the reverse) painted wood box construction with balls, nails, wood, sand, broken glass and newspaper collage 14 ⅜ by 8 by 4 ½ in. 36.5 by 20.3 by 11.4 cm. Executed circa 1950.

                Sotheby's
              • Untitled (Celestial Navigation Series)
                Nov. 14, 2023

                Untitled (Celestial Navigation Series)

                Est: $80,000 - $120,000

                The Sanford & Late Jeanne Robertson Collection Joseph Cornell 1903 - 1972 Untitled (Celestial Navigation Series) painted wood box construction with balls, nails, metal ring, pins, wood and paper and newspaper collage 7 ⅜ by 11 ¼ by 3 in. 18.7 by 28.6 by 7.3 cm. Executed circa 1960. signed Joseph Cornell (on the reverse)

                Sotheby's
              • Untitled (Harlequin)
                Nov. 13, 2023

                Untitled (Harlequin)

                Est: $800,000 - $1,200,000

                Property from an Esteemed Private Collection Joseph Cornell 1903 - 1972 Untitled (Harlequin) signed Joseph Cornell (on a label on the reverse) box construction with painted wood, natural wood, metal, paper and found objects 17 ⅞ by 11 by 4 ¾ in. 45.4 by 28.1 by 12.1 cm. Executed circa 1951-53.

                Sotheby's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) The View at Ostend wood box construction—glass,
                Nov. 10, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) The View at Ostend wood box construction—glass,

                Est: $80,000 - $120,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) The View at Ostend wood box construction—glass, marble, wood, plastic, metal, nails, printed paper collage and paint 8 ¾ x 12 7⁄8 x 5 1⁄8 in. (22.3 x 32.5 x 12.9 cm.) (11)

                Christie's
              • Joseph Cornell - Untitled (Medici Princess) - 1980 Mixed Media 39" x 25"
                Nov. 07, 2023

                Joseph Cornell - Untitled (Medici Princess) - 1980 Mixed Media 39" x 25"

                Est: $200 - $350

                "Untitled (Medici Princess)" by Joseph Cornell, 1980 Unsigned Mixed Media. Paper size is 39 x 25 inches, with an image size of 25.5 x 16 inches. The Mixed Media is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B-: Good Condition, Signs of Handling and Age. Additional details: Exhibition poster for Joseph Cornell at the Museum of Modern Art in 1980. The border is silkscreened while the image is an offset lithograph.

                DUMBO Auctions
              • Joseph Cornell Heliogravure
                Oct. 14, 2023

                Joseph Cornell Heliogravure

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Untitled heliogravure ("Landscape with Figure") is from the "Prints for Phoenix House" portfolio. Provenance: Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, New York | Personal Collection of Carolyn Alexander, New York, New York.

                Palm Beach Modern Auctions
              • Joseph Cornell Heliogravure
                Oct. 14, 2023

                Joseph Cornell Heliogravure

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Untitled heliogravure ("Derby Hat") is from the "Prints for Phoenix House" portfolio. Provenance: Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, New York.

                Palm Beach Modern Auctions
              • Joseph Cornell Screenprint
                Oct. 14, 2023

                Joseph Cornell Screenprint

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Untitled screenprint ("How to Make a Rainbow") is from the "Prints for Phoenix House" portfolio. Provenance: Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, New York.

                Palm Beach Modern Auctions
              • Via Parmigianino (for Allegra)
                Oct. 13, 2023

                Via Parmigianino (for Allegra)

                Est: £50,000 - £70,000

                Property from an Important European Collection Joseph Cornell 1903 - 1972 Via Parmigianino (for Allegra) signed, titled, dated Summer 1956 and dedicated for Allegra (on four labels affixed to the reverse) box construction - wood, glass, oil and printed paper collage 31.4 by 21.1 by 8.5 cm. 12⅜ by 8¾ by 3⅜ in. Executed in 1956.

                Sotheby's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Medici Boy) paper and printed paper co
                Sep. 29, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Medici Boy) paper and printed paper co

                Est: $30,000 - $50,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Medici Boy) paper and printed paper collage on panel 12 7/8 x 7 in. (32.7 x 17.8 cm.)

                Christie's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Hotel Tudor CHERUBINO wood box construction—stai
                Sep. 29, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Hotel Tudor CHERUBINO wood box construction—stai

                Est: $80,000 - $120,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Hotel Tudor CHERUBINO wood box construction—stained wood, glass, metal, nails, painted wooden balls and printed paper collage

                Christie's
              • Joseph Cornell (American, 1903-1972) Untitled, c. 1932-40
                Sep. 28, 2023

                Joseph Cornell (American, 1903-1972) Untitled, c. 1932-40

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                Joseph Cornell (American, 1903-1972) Untitled, c. 1932-40 printed paper on cardboard box and metal fragments 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. Provenance: Acquired directly from the Artist by Helen Cornell Jagger, New York circa 1965 Private Collection Thence by descent from the above circa 1998 Sold: Christie's, New York, 20 July 2017, Lot 367 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

                Hindman
              • Hôtel de l'Etoile (Juan Gris Series)
                Sep. 28, 2023

                Hôtel de l'Etoile (Juan Gris Series)

                Est: $300,000 - $400,000

                Joseph Cornell 1903 - 1972 Hôtel de l'Etoile (Juan Gris Series) signed (on the reverse) painted wood box construction with metal rods, rings, nails, mirror, wood, plastic ball and paper collage 19 ½ by 12 by 4 ½ in. 49.5 by 30.5 by 11.4 cm. Executed circa 1955.

                Sotheby's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) /Prints for Phoenix House: /Two Prints Including
                Jul. 19, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) /Prints for Phoenix House: /Two Prints Including

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) /Prints for Phoenix House: /Two Prints Including *Untitled (How to Make a Rainbow): *screenprint in colors with varnish stencil, on Arches Cover paper, 1972, signed in pencil, annotated 'A.P.' (an artist's proof, the edition was 125); together with *Untitled (Landscape with Figure): *photogravure in colors, on Arches White Cover paper, 1972, with the artist's estate stamped-signature, annotated 'AP' (an artist's proof, the edition was 125), each published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, with full margins Largest Sheet: 19^1 ⁄_2 x 15^1 ⁄_2 in. (495 x 392 mm.)

                Christie's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Les Alarmes Des Chattes paper collage, graphite
                Jul. 18, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Les Alarmes Des Chattes paper collage, graphite

                Est: $10,000 - $15,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Les Alarmes Des Chattes paper collage, graphite and colored pencil on paper in artist's frame 13 3/8 x 11 1/4 in. (33.8 x 28.2 cm.)

                Christie's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL Hotel du Nord.
                Jun. 08, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL Hotel du Nord.

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL Hotel du Nord. Color screenprint on wove paper, 1972. 375x280 mm; 14 3/4x11 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 82/125 in pencil, lower margin. Published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York. A very good impression. A native of Nyack, New York, Cornell (1903-1972) was an American visual artist and filmmaker, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. He was largely self-taught in his artistic efforts, and improvised his own original style incorporating cast-off and discarded artifacts. He lived most of his life in relative physical isolation, caring for his mother and his disabled brother at home, in a working-class area of Flushing, New York, but remained aware of and in contact with other contemporary artists (though he never traveled beyond the New York City area).

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • Joseph Cornell (1903-1972): Untitled (Landscape with Figure)
                Jun. 08, 2023

                Joseph Cornell (1903-1972): Untitled (Landscape with Figure)

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Heliogravure in colors on wove paper, 1972, with the artist's estate stamp and printed signature, numbered 105/125, with label from Brooke Alexander, NY. 19 1/2 x 15 in. (sheet), 21 1/2 x 17 in. (frame).

                Stair
              • Joseph Cornell (1903-1972): Untitled (Landscape with Figure)
                May. 25, 2023

                Joseph Cornell (1903-1972): Untitled (Landscape with Figure)

                Est: $700 - $900

                Photogravure in colors on wove paper, 1972, with the artist 's estate stamp and printed signature, numbered 51/125. 19 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (sheet), unframed.

                Stair
              • Joseph Cornell (1903-1972): Untitled (Figure with Landscape)
                May. 25, 2023

                Joseph Cornell (1903-1972): Untitled (Figure with Landscape)

                Est: $700 - $900

                Photogravure in colors on wove paper, 1972, with the artist 's estate stamp and printed signature, numbered 91/125. 19 1/2 x 15 in. (sheet), unframed.

                Stair
              • Joseph Cornell, A Valentine Object for Grace Hartigan
                May. 23, 2023

                Joseph Cornell, A Valentine Object for Grace Hartigan

                Est: $6,000 - $8,000

                Joseph Cornell A Valentine Object for Grace Hartigan Bakelite, pewter and brass 2.625 h x 2.125 w x .25 d in (7 x 5 x 1 cm) Provenance: Gift from the artist to Grace Hartigan | Thence by descent Literature: Joseph Cornell Album, Ashton, pg. 82 This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

                Rago Arts and Auction Center
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Lapis Lazuli (W.B. Yeats) to Francesca paper col
                May. 18, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Lapis Lazuli (W.B. Yeats) to Francesca paper col

                Est: $30,000 - $50,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Lapis Lazuli (W.B. Yeats) to Francesca paper collage with coin on board 12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm.)

                Christie's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Soap Bubble Set Variant) wood box cons
                May. 18, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Soap Bubble Set Variant) wood box cons

                Est: $70,000 - $100,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Soap Bubble Set Variant) wood box construction–wood, glass, port glass, sand, metal, nails, stamps and printed paper collage 8 1/4 x 14 x 4 5/8 in. (21 x 35.5 x 11.7 cm.)

                Christie's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Zizi Jeanmaire Lobster Ballet) wood bo
                May. 18, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Zizi Jeanmaire Lobster Ballet) wood bo

                Est: $300,000 - $500,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Zizi Jeanmaire Lobster Ballet) wood box construction—wood, glass, plastic lobsters, acrylic mesh, cardboard, printed paper collage, foil and glitter 8 3/4 x 15 x 3 3/4 in. (22.2 x 38.1 x 9.5 cm.)

                Christie's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Medici Boy) photostat and paper collag
                May. 18, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Medici Boy) photostat and paper collag

                Est: $100,000 - $150,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Medici Boy) photostat and paper collage on board with graphite, ink and stain, behind amber glass 12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm.)

                Christie's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Medici Variant) wood box construction–
                May. 17, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Medici Variant) wood box construction–

                Est: $600,000 - $800,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Untitled (Medici Variant) wood box construction–wood, tinted glass, paint, nails, marbled paper and printed paper collage 18 5/8 x 11 1/4 x 4 3/8 in. (47.3 x 28.6 x 11.1 cm.)

                Christie's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL Untitled (Landscape with Figure).
                May. 11, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL Untitled (Landscape with Figure).

                Est: $1,500 - $2,500

                JOSEPH CORNELL Untitled (Landscape with Figure). Color photogravure, 1972. 330x257 mm; 13x10 1/8 inches, full margins. With the artist's ink stamp signature and numbered 102/125 in pencil, lower margin. From Prints for Phoenix House. A very good impression.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • JOSEPH CORNELL Untitled (Derby Hat).
                May. 11, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL Untitled (Derby Hat).

                Est: $2,000 - $3,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL Untitled (Derby Hat). Color photogravure, 1972. 337x262 mm; 13 1/4x10 1/2 inches, full margins. With the artist's signature ink stamp and numbered 28/125 in pencil, lower margin. From Prints for Phoenix House. A very good impression. A native of Nyack, New York, Cornell (1903-1972) was an American visual artist and filmmaker, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. He was largely self-taught in his artistic efforts and improvised his own original style incorporating cast-off and discarded artifacts. He lived most of his life in relative physical isolation, caring for his mother and his disabled brother at home, in a working-class area of Flushing, New York, but remained aware of and in contact with other contemporary artists (though he never traveled beyond the New York City area).

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
                May. 07, 2023

                Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

                Est: $2,000 - $3,000

                How to Make a Rainbow, 1972 Print-Multiple Screenprint in colors, varnish, and stencil From the numbered edition of 125 Image: 14 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches Framed: 23 5/8 x 20 1/8 inches

                Santa Monica Auctions
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Prints for Phoenix House: three prints Largest S
                Apr. 25, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Prints for Phoenix House: three prints Largest S

                Est: $5,000 - $7,500

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903-1972) Prints for Phoenix House: three prints Largest Sheet: 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (495 x 394 mm.) (3)

                Christie's
              • JOSEPH CORNELL (1903–1972) Hotel du Nord Image: 14 7/8 x 11 1/4 in. (378 x
                Apr. 25, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903–1972) Hotel du Nord Image: 14 7/8 x 11 1/4 in. (378 x

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL (1903–1972) Hotel du Nord Image: 14 7/8 x 11 1/4 in. (378 x 285 mm.) Sheet: 21 x 15 7/8 in. (532 x 403 mm.)

                Christie's
              • Joseph Cornell (1903-1972): Untitled (Landscape with Figure)
                Mar. 23, 2023

                Joseph Cornell (1903-1972): Untitled (Landscape with Figure)

                Est: $700 - $900

                Photogravure in colors on wove paper, 1972, with the stamped signature and numbered 102/125. 19 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (sheet), unframed.

                Stair
              • JOSEPH CORNELL Box 2.
                Mar. 23, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL Box 2.

                Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL Box 2. Rectangular card stock match box with collage, partially painted wishbone and two wooden beads, circa 1960. 85x50x20 mm; 3 1/2x2 1/8x1 inches (outer dimensions of box). Provenance: Collection of Romana Javitz (1903-1980), New York; thence by descent to the current owner, private collection, Illinois. Exhibited: "Taryn Simon: The Color of a Flea's Eye: The Picture Collection," New York Public Library, New York, September 24, 2021–May 15, 2022. Javitz (1903-1980) was curator of The New York Public Library's Picture Collection from 1928-68, where she assembled one of the most historically important and artistically significant collections of 20th-century photographs. Cornell (1903-1972) corresponded with Javitz frequently during the 1940s and 1950s regarding images he sought for his projects, his exhibitions and films, the sales of his art works, and other artistic endeavors. A native of Nyack, New York, Cornell was an American visual artist and filmmaker, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. He was largely self-taught in his artistic efforts, and improvised his own original style incorporating cast-off and discarded artifacts. He lived most of his life in relative physical isolation, caring for his mother and his disabled brother at home, in a working-class area of Flushing, New York, but remained aware of and in contact with other contemporary artists (though he never traveled beyond the New York City area).

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • JOSEPH CORNELL Box 1.
                Mar. 23, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL Box 1.

                Est: $5,000 - $8,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL Box 1. Small collaged card stock token box with lid, one clear plastic capsule with a toy ring and a pen and ink note, 1963. 80x55x35 mm; 3 1/4x2 1/4x1 1/2 inches (outer dimensions of box). Signed and dated in ink on the note paper and on the underside of the lid. Provenance: Collection of Romana Javitz (1903-1980), New York; thence by descent to the current owner, private collection, Illinois. Exhibited: "Taryn Simon: The Color of a Flea's Eye: The Picture Collection," New York Public Library, New York, September 24, 2021–May 15, 2022. Javitz (1903-1980) was curator of The New York Public Library's Picture Collection from 1928-68, where she assembled one of the most historically important and artistically significant collections of 20th-century photographs. Cornell (1903-1972) corresponded with Javitz frequently during the 1940s and 1950s regarding images he sought for his projects, his exhibitions and films, the sales of his art works, and other artistic endeavors. A native of Nyack, New York, Cornell was an American visual artist and filmmaker, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. He was largely self-taught in his artistic efforts, and improvised his own original style incorporating cast-off and discarded artifacts. He lived most of his life in relative physical isolation, caring for his mother and his disabled brother at home, in a working-class area of Flushing, New York, but remained aware of and in contact with other contemporary artists (though he never traveled beyond the New York City area).

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • JOSEPH CORNELL Untitled (Dresser Object).
                Mar. 23, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL Untitled (Dresser Object).

                Est: $7,000 - $10,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL Untitled (Dresser Object). 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, 1961. 180x50x15 mm; 7 1/8x2 1/4x 3/4 inches. Incised date on the paint stirrer. Provenance: Collection of Romana Javitz (1903-1980), New York; thence by descent to the current owner, private collection, Illinois. Exhibited: "Taryn Simon: The Color of a Flea's Eye: The Picture Collection," New York Public Library, New York, September 24, 2021–May 15, 2022. Javitz (1903-1980) was curator of The New York Public Library's Picture Collection from 1928-68, where she assembled one of the most historically important and artistically significant collections of 20th-century photographs. Cornell (1903-1972) corresponded with Javitz frequently during the 1940s and 1950s regarding images he sought for his projects, his exhibitions and films, the sales of his art works, and other artistic endeavors. A native of Nyack, New York, Cornell was an American visual artist and filmmaker, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. He was largely self-taught in his artistic efforts, and improvised his own original style incorporating cast-off and discarded artifacts. He lived most of his life in relative physical isolation, caring for his mother and his disabled brother at home, in a working-class area of Flushing, New York, but remained aware of and in contact with other contemporary artists (though he never traveled beyond the New York City area).

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              • JOSEPH CORNELL Collection of mail art, typed letters signed and printed exhibition announcements.
                Mar. 23, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL Collection of mail art, typed letters signed and printed exhibition announcements.

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL Collection of mail art, typed letters signed and printed exhibition announcements. Including two works of mail art consisting of stamps, stickers and pieces of typed sheets, 4 typed letters signed and numerous exhibition announcements, 1942-50. Provenance: Collection of Romana Javitz (1903-1980), New York; thence by descent to the current owner, private collection, Illinois. Exhibited: "Taryn Simon: The Color of a Flea's Eye: The Picture Collection," New York Public Library, New York, September 24, 2021–May 15, 2022. Javitz (1903-1980) was curator of The New York Public Library's Picture Collection from 1928-68, where she assembled one of the most historically important and artistically significant collections of 20th-century photographs. Cornell (1903-1972) corresponded with Javitz frequently during the 1940s and 1950s regarding images he sought for his projects, his exhibitions and films, the sales of his art works, and other artistic endeavors. A native of Nyack, New York, Cornell was an American visual artist and filmmaker, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. He was largely self-taught in his artistic efforts, and improvised his own original style incorporating cast-off and discarded artifacts. He lived most of his life in relative physical isolation, caring for his mother and his disabled brother at home, in a working-class area of Flushing, New York, but remained aware of and in contact with other contemporary artists (though he never traveled beyond the New York City area).

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              • JOSEPH CORNELL Collection of mail art, photography and typed letters signed.
                Mar. 23, 2023

                JOSEPH CORNELL Collection of mail art, photography and typed letters signed.

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                JOSEPH CORNELL Collection of mail art, photography and typed letters signed. Including three works of mail art (two with photography and one collage), 14 typed letters signed and additional pamphlets, 1945-53. Provenance: Collection of Romana Javitz (1903-1980), New York; thence by descent to the current owner, private collection, Illinois. Exhibited: "Taryn Simon: The Color of a Flea's Eye: The Picture Collection," New York Public Library, New York, September 24, 2021–May 15, 2022. Javitz (1903-1980) was curator of The New York Public Library's Picture Collection from 1928-68, where she assembled one of the most historically important and artistically significant collections of 20th-century photographs. Cornell (1903-1972) corresponded with Javitz frequently during the 1940s and 1950s regarding images he sought for his projects, his exhibitions and films, the sales of his art works, and other artistic endeavors. A native of Nyack, New York, Cornell was an American visual artist and filmmaker, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. He was largely self-taught in his artistic efforts, and improvised his own original style incorporating cast-off and discarded artifacts. He lived most of his life in relative physical isolation, caring for his mother and his disabled brother at home, in a working-class area of Flushing, New York, but remained aware of and in contact with other contemporary artists (though he never traveled beyond the New York City area).

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