Soap Bubble Set
Artwork: Soap Bubble Set
Size: 37.1 x 52.1 x 9.9 cm
Medium: Cork, glass, velvet, gouache, clay pipes, coral, painted wood, and paper collage
Creation year: 1948
Marks: Signed, titled, and dated 1948 on a label on the reverse
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Provenance: Copley Galleries, Beverly Hills; Soulima and Francoise Stravinsky, Los Angeles (acquired from the previous in 1949); Thence by descent to the present owners in 1992
Exhibition history: Beverly Hills, Copley Galleries, Objects by Joseph Cornell, September - October 1948 ; San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Illusionism & Trompe L'oeil, May - June 1949, p. 47, illustrated, p. 72 (text); London, Royal Academy of Arts; and Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust, July 2015 - January 2016, pp. 180-181, no. 51, illustrated in color (London) and p. 79, no. 51 (text) (Vienna); London, Ordovas; and New York, Ordovas, Artists and Lovers, September 2016 - January 2017, pp. 66-67, illustrated in color; Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Art; and Oslo, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, The Moon - From Inner Worlds to Outer Space, September 2018 - May 2019, p. 70, no. 32, illustrated in color

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2019-11-14
Lot Number: 29
Low Estimate: $1800000 [-22%]
High Estimate: $2500000 [-43%]
Hammer Price: $1400000
Sold For: $1700000