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    Sale 2168

    Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 227

    Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

    Untitled (Soap Bubble Night Skies Variant)

    Price Realised  


    Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
    Untitled (Soap Bubble Night Skies Variant)
    signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse)
    wood box construction--seashell, seahorse, cork, glass, nails, metal rod, painted wood and printed paper collage
    7¼ x 12½ x 2¾ in. (18.5 x 32 x 6.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1959.

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    The Estate of Joseph Cornell, New York
    Allan Stone Gallery, New York
    The Pace Gallery, New York
    Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach
    Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 5 May 1987, lot 106
    Herbert and Nora Kaye Ross, Palm Beach
    Their sale; Bonhams and Butterfields, San Francisco, 5 December 1988, lot 76
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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