Joseph Cornell - New Now New York Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    C&M Arts, New York
    Robert Lehrman, Washington, D.C. (acquired from the above in 2000)
    Christie’s, New York, March 4, 2016, lot 118
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Diane Waldman, Joseph Cornell: Master of Dreams, New York, 2002, pp. 129, 132 (illustrated on the overlap)
    David J. Getsy, ed., From Diversion to Subversion: Games, Play and Twentieth-Century Art, University Park, 2011, no. 32, n.p. (illustrated)


Missing Girl

signed, inscribed and dated “Tina 10-10-62 visit her at home / Piero della Francesca / Joseph Cornell / 10-10-62 home” on the lower left of the newsprint on the reverse
double-sided newsprint and paper collage laid on Masonite
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Executed in 1962.

“Tina” was the nickname Joseph Cornell gave Joyce Hunter, a young waitress and early romantic interest.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $15,120

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen
Head of Sale, New Now
212 940 1207

New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2022