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Les Constellations Voisines du Pôle, 1950s
Joseph Cornell

Mixed media: wood, glass, metal, mirror, paper, cork and paint, H: 18 in, W: 12 in, D: 4.5 in
Purchase 1999 The Alberto Burri Memorial Fund, established by Stanley J. Seeger  99.37
Art © The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Not On View
Primary Title Notes: Verso label
Under lid: c. brown graphite "Dear Cher - Working with a new man today 2/9/60 145"

Back side of lid: typed label "do not use water or damp cloth to clean / interior of box. After period of time / areas of white should be given fresh / coat of white poster paint (tempera or/ water color) to restore original effect." Verso box: l.c. typed label: "Fig. 3. - Les constellations voisines du pôle. / Petite Ourse. - Dragon. - Cephêe. - Girafe. - Kenne - Messier."; Verso box: label l.c. signature black ink "xxx [illegible]"; right side box u.c. typed white label: "3B-52P (16 x FB)"

Provenance: C & M Arts, New York and the Joseph Cornell Foundation
Keywords: Box, Constellation, Travel, Sculpture