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Joseph Cornell silver foil carpet rubbings

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Cornell, Joseph, 1903-1972
Cornell, Joseph
1946 October
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
6 artifact ; 11 x 25 cm (envelope)
Envelope containing five pieces of foil used by Cornell to create an impression of the rug at Robert Motherwell's rental home in the Hamptons.
Cornell created the rubbings to commemorate a moment in which he saw Maria Motherwell's cousin, Maria Luisa, sitting on the living room floor in the morning sunlight listening to Mozart.
Handwritten on envelope: Souvenirs from Keck White house; Bob Motherwell; Easthampton L.I. (Jericho Lane); Oct. 46; once contained imprint of rattan (?) rug
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
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