The Lost Needle

A work made of drawing by leonor fini in pen and black ink on cream wove paper, part of a collage by joseph cornell with photograph, printed reproduction, printed labels, and graphite on paper label, on cornell's mat and frame.
© 2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of drawing by leonor fini in pen and black ink on cream wove paper, part of a collage by joseph cornell with photograph, printed reproduction, printed labels, and graphite on paper label, on cornell's mat and frame.

Date:

c. 1937

Artist:

Léonor Fini
Italian, born Argentina, 1908-1996

About this artwork

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 397

Artist

Léonor Fini

Title

The Lost Needle

Origin

Italy

Date

1932–1942

Medium

Drawing by Leonor Fini in pen and black ink on cream wove paper, part of a collage by Joseph Cornell with photograph, printed reproduction, printed labels, and graphite on paper label, on Cornell's mat and frame

Inscriptions

Signed on drawing, lower right: LEONOR FINI Inscribed: POUR JOSEPH CORNELL/TRÈS AMICALEMENT/LEONOR FINI (lower right, in graphite on paper label); THE LOST NEEDLE (upper left, printed on paper label); LEONOR FINI (lower left, printed on paper label) (the two printed labels derive from a one-page announcement of the Leonor Fini exhibition of the Julien Levy Gallery in 1936 [copy in the Ryerson Library, The Art Institute of Chicago])/ Inscribed on back in graphite: PROPERTY OF JOSEPH CORNELL/3708 UTOPIA PARKWAY/FLUSHING N.Y.(upper center); PHOTO BY/CHAS. HENRI FORD (lower left); FECIT/CA. 1937 (lower right)

Dimensions

241 × 178 mm (sheet); 348 × 305 mm (mat and frame)

Credit Line

Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection

Reference Number

2018.321

Copyright

© 2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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