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    Sale 2127

    Open House

    12 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 55

    Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

    Pascal's Childe-hood

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    Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
    Pascal's Childe-hood
    titled 'Pascal's Childe-hood' (on a typed paper label affixed to the reverse); inscribed 'Robert Cornell' (on typed paper label affixed to the reverse)
    photostat reproduction, oil and graphite on masonite in artist's frame
    overall: 14 x 16 in. (35.5 x 40.6 cm.)
    Executed circa 1968.


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    The primary imagery used in this work is a photostat of a drawing by Robert Cornell, brother of the artist. Beginning in the mid-1960s and following Robert's death in 1965, Cornell made of series of collages based on photostats of his brother's drawings. Moreover, he made photostats of Robert's signature in order to give him credit.

    Provenance

    Gift of the artist to the previous owner
    By descent to the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR