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    Sale 2168

    Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 248

    Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

    Hôtel de l'Étoile

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
    Hôtel de l'Étoile
    signed and titled 'Joseph Cornell Hôtel de l'Étoile' (on paper labels affixed to the reverse)
    wood box construction--printed paper collage, oil, wood and nails
    12¾ x 9 x 2½ in. (32.3 x 22.8 x 6.3 cm.)
    Executed circa 1959.


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    Provenance

    American Dove Cote & Shooting Gallery, New York, 1979
    Collection of Billy Wilder, Los Angeles
    His sale; Christie's, New York, 13 November 1989, lot 64
    Private collection, Rougmont


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    M. N. Carter, "Greate Private Collections: The Obsessions of Billy Wilder," Saturday Review, December 1980, p. 60 (illustrated in color).