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IN ITS OWN LIGHT: PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ED COHEN & VICTORIA SHAW

Joseph Cornell
UNTITLED (BLUE SAND TRAY)
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 USD
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IN ITS OWN LIGHT: PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ED COHEN & VICTORIA SHAW

Joseph Cornell
UNTITLED (BLUE SAND TRAY)
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated featuring works from “In Its Own Light: Property from the Collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw”

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New York

Joseph Cornell
1903 - 1972
UNTITLED (BLUE SAND TRAY)
signed on paper affixed to the underside
wood and glass box construction with gouache, colored sand, printed paper collage and found objects
1 3/8 by 9 3/4 by 6 5/8 in. 3.5 by 24.8 by 16.8 cm.
Executed circa 1950. 
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Provenance

Estate of the Artist
C&M Arts, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in December 1998

Exhibited

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Joseph Cornell, November 1980 - January 1981, pl. 181, p. 224, illustrated (Titled Untitled (Sand Box))

Catalogue Note

"He found his epiphanies in the banal -- in marbles and metal springs and other frugal objects, mingling the visionary aims of French Symbolism with a literalism that is distinctly American. In an exquisite conjunction between fantasy and the real, Cornell found the sublime at the five-and-dime." 

Deborah Solomon, Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell, New York 2015, p. 373

Contemporary Curated featuring works from “In Its Own Light: Property from the Collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw”

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New York