Monday, October 24, 2011

Joseph Cornell Self-Portrait with Robert Delford Brown

Partially Destroyed Polaroid Self-Portrait by Joseph Cornell and R. D. Brown

Robert Delford Brown, Collaboration with Joseph Cornell, 1968.

From the RDB artist book, First Class Portraits. New York: The First National Church of the Exquisite Panic Press, 1973. Spiral-bound. 35 pages. 29 photographic reproductions of Brown's "portraits" of figures from the contemporary New York art scene. Portraits feature the artist's friends and contemporaries, including Allan Kaprow, John Coplans, Edward Kienholz, Joseph Cornell, John Russell, Suzy Gablik, the Colemans, Joanna Beall, H.C. Westermann, Larry Bell, Claes Oldenburg, Lucas Samaras, Carolee Schneemann and others. With an introduction by A.D. Coleman, editor

Edition of 500 signed (most that I've seen by both Brown and Coleman) and numbered, most enclosed in a bubble mailer with Brown's address stamp.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Joseph Cornell - Portrait of Julien Levy

Portrait of Julien Levy, Daguerreotype-Object, 1939
Joseph Cornell (American, 1903-1972)
Assemblage with silvered glass, mirrored glass shards, black sand, gelatin silver prints, and other materials
Case: 5 3/16 x 4 1/8 x 1 inches; Frame: 11 x 10 x 2 1/8 inches
Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Lynne and Harold Honickman Gift of the Julien Levy Collection, 2001.