About This Artwork

Joseph Cornell
American, 1903-1972

Untitled (Sand Box), c. 1944

Glass-paned, painted wood box with black sand, metal ring, and ball bearings
26 x 18.1 cm (10 1/4 x 7 1/8 in.); glass top within frame is 23.2 x 15.2 x 4.8 cm (9 1/8 x 6 x 1 7/8 in.)

Gift of Frank B. Hubachek, 1951.201

Art © The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, "Cornell in Chicago," November 17, 1973-January 6, 1974, as "Surrealist Box," unumbered cat.

Art Institute of Chicago, "Joseph Cornell," January 30-March 28, 1982, cat. S-21, as "Surrealist Box."




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