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
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)
241 × 178 mm (sheet); 348 × 305 mm (mat and frame)
Ades, Dawn. SURREALIST ART: THE LINDY AND EDWIN BERGMAN COLLECTION AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. Chicago, New York and London: The Art Institute of Chicago and Thames and Hudson, 1997. Cat. no. 71, reprod. p. 138.
Dickran Tashjian, JOSEPH CORNELL: GIFTS OF DESIRE, Miami Beach, Fla., 1992, pp. 47-48, 50, pl. 14. LEONOR FINI: PEINTURES, intro. by Leonor Fini, France, 1994, p. 124, as COLLAGE JOSEPH CORNELL-LEONOR FINI.
Peter Webb, BIOGRAPHY OF LEONOR FINI, New Architecture Press, 2001, World rights, English language, print run to be determined.
“TWENTIETH CENTURY COLLECTION REINSTALLED,” The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, June 7, 1991-February 28, 1992 (Gallery 249).
Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, ARTISTIC COLLABORATION IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, 1984-85, traveled to Milwaukee and Louisville, no. 35, p. 116 (ill.).
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