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Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

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Property from the Schulhof Collection
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

Distance to the Moon

Details
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Distance to the Moon signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse) and titled 'Distance to the Moon' (on printed paper collage affixed to the reverse) box construction--printed paper, glass, steel, painted wood, rings and bangle, corkbobber and yellow sand 9½ x 14 7/8 x 3¾ in. (24.1 x 37.7 x 9.5 cm.) Executed in 1961.
Provenance
Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zurich
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1972
Literature
P. Rylands, ed., Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, New York, 2011, p. 10, fig. 1 (illustrated in color).
Exhibited
Turin, Galleria Galatea, Joseph Cornell, October-November 1971.
Zurich, Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Joseph Cornell--Boxes and Collages, January-February 1972.
Hannover, Kestner Gesellschaft, Joseph Cornell, November 1972-January 1973 (illustrated).
Special Notice

On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.

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