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    Sale 2150

    First Open Post-War and Contemporary Art

    11 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 63

    Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

    Hotel du Nord (Grand Hotel de l'Univers, Hotel de la Poste)

    Price Realised  

    Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
    Hotel du Nord (Grand Hotel de l'Univers, Hotel de la Poste)
    signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse)
    wood box construction--printed paper collage, oil and wooden dowels
    19¼ x 13 1/8 x 3½ in. (49.5 x 33.3 x 8.9 cm.)
    Executed in 1950.


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    Special Notice

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    Provenance

    Egan Gallery, New York
    Private collection, Rhinecliff
    Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 14 November 2002, lot 116
    Leila Hadley Luce, New York
    Gift of the above to the present owner


    Exhibited

    Cambridge, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, The Class of 1930 Reunion Art Exhibition, June-July 1955.