Mar 23, 2023 - Sale 2630

Sale 2630 - Lot 254

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Untitled (Derby Hat).

Color photogravure, 1972. 337x262 mm; 13 1/4x10 1/2 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 125. Signed and inscribed "A.P." in pencil, lower margin. From Prints for Phoenix House. A superb impression.

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).