Mar 23, 2023 - Sale 2630

Sale 2630 - Lot 253

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
How to Make a Rainbow.

Color screenprint with varnish and stencil, 1972. 366x279 mm; 14 1/2>x11 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 125. Signed and inscribed "A.P." in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Styria Studio, Inc., New York, with the blind stamp lower right. Published by Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York. A very good impression with strong colors.

A native of Nyack, New York, Cornell (1903-1972) was an American visual artist and filmmaker, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. He was largely self-taught in his artistic efforts, and improvised his own original style incorporating cast-off and discarded artifacts. He lived most of his life in relative physical isolation, caring for his mother and his disabled brother at home, in a working-class area of Flushing, New York, but remained aware of and in contact with other contemporary artists (though he never traveled beyond the New York City area).