JOSEPH CORNELL | LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE)
JOSEPH CORNELL | LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE)
JOSEPH CORNELL | LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE)
JOSEPH CORNELL | LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE)
JOSEPH CORNELL | LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE)
JOSEPH CORNELL | LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE)
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Property from a Private Collection

JOSEPH CORNELL | LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE)

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection

JOSEPH CORNELL | LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE)

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD
Bid:5,500USD
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Description

Property from a Private Collection

JOSEPH CORNELL

1903 - 1972

LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE)


signed, titled, dated twice 12/22/69 and dedicated on the reverse

graphite, ink, paper and printed paper collage on board, in artist's frame 

framed: 15¼ by 12½ in. 38.7 by 31.8 cm.

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. The collaged elements are well intact, and the printed elements are vibrant and bright. There is a watermark extending four inches from the top left corner along the left edge, which has caused the ink to bleed and has discolored the sheet. Framed under glass. This work was not examined out of its frame.


 In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Saleroom Notice

Please note the following amendments to the printed catalogue: Please note the updated medium for this work is graphite, ink and paper and printed paper collage on board, in artist's frame.

Provenance

Private Collection, Geneva

Private Collection (acquired from the above in June 1980)

Thence by descent to the present owner 

JOSEPH CORNELL | LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE)
Property from a Private Collection
JOSEPH CORNELL | LAUREL DIARY (FIANÇAILLES À RIRE)

2 October 2020 • New York