Louise Nevelson

American, 1899–1988

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Louise Nevelson’s room-sized wood sculptures have been hailed as emblematic of many different movements, including Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Monochromatic and usually black, with isolated departures into white and gold, …

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$989k, Sotheby's, 2014
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Dream house XIV, 1899-1988
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Painting
acrylic on sculpted wood
245 x 35 x 35 cm
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Dec 5, 2020
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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Dream house XIV acrylique sur bois sculpté 245 x 35 x 35 cm. Réalisé en 1972. acrylic on sculpted wood 96 ½ x 13 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. Executed in 1972.
Dream house XIV, 1899-1988
acrylic on sculpted wood
Dec 5, 2020
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Painting
245 x 35 x 35 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Dream house XIV acrylique sur bois sculpté 245 x 35 x 35 cm. Réalisé en 1972. acrylic on sculpted wood 96 ½ x 13 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. Executed in 1972.
€56,250
Clouds VII, 1899-1988
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Sculpture
assemblage of painted wood
76 x 76.5 x 24 cm
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Realized Price
€56,250
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Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Clouds VII assemblage de bois peint 76 x 76.5 x 24 cm. Réalisé en 1984. assemblage of painted wood 29 7/8 x 30 1/8 x 9 ½ in. Executed in 1984.
Clouds VII, 1899-1988
assemblage of painted wood
Dec 5, 2020
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€56,250
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Sculpture
76 x 76.5 x 24 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
€56,250
Description
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Clouds VII assemblage de bois peint 76 x 76.5 x 24 cm. Réalisé en 1984. assemblage of painted wood 29 7/8 x 30 1/8 x 9 ½ in. Executed in 1984.
$40,000
End of Day II, 1899-1988
Sold on Dec 3, 2020
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Painting
wood painted black, in artist's frame
87 x 47.3 x 12.7 cm
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Realized Price
$40,000
Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) End of Day II wood painted black, in artist's frame 34 ¼ x 18 5/8 x 5 in. (87 x 47.3 x 12.7 cm.) Executed in 1972.
End of Day II, 1899-1988
wood painted black, in artist's frame
Dec 3, 2020
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$40,000
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Painting
87 x 47.3 x 12.7 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$40,000
Description
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) End of Day II wood painted black, in artist's frame 34 ¼ x 18 5/8 x 5 in. (87 x 47.3 x 12.7 cm.) Executed in 1972.
$68,750
End of Day VII, 1899-1988
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Painting
wood painted black, in artist's frame
87 x 47.3 x 20.3 cm
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Realized Price
$68,750
Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
Description
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) End of Day VII wood painted black, in artist's frame 34 ¼ x 18 5/8 x 8 in. (87 x 47.3 x 20.3 cm.) Executed in 1972.
End of Day VII, 1899-1988
wood painted black, in artist's frame
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
$68,750
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Artwork Info
Painting
87 x 47.3 x 20.3 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$68,750
Description
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) End of Day VII wood painted black, in artist's frame 34 ¼ x 18 5/8 x 8 in. (87 x 47.3 x 20.3 cm.) Executed in 1972.
$212,500
Rain Forest Column X, 1899-1988
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Sculpture
wood and metal painted black on painted metal base
271.8 x 29.8 x 32.7 cm
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Realized Price
$212,500
Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Rain Forest Column X wood and metal painted black on painted metal base overall: 107 ½ x 12 ¼ x 12 1/8 in. (271.8 x 29.8 x 32.7 cm.) Executed in 1959.
Rain Forest Column X, 1899-1988
wood and metal painted black on painted metal base
Dec 3, 2020
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$212,500
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Sculpture
271.8 x 29.8 x 32.7 cm
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Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$212,500
Description
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Rain Forest Column X wood and metal painted black on painted metal base overall: 107 ½ x 12 ¼ x 12 1/8 in. (271.8 x 29.8 x 32.7 cm.) Executed in 1959.
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Untitled, 1899-1988
Sold on Oct 7, 2020
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Sculpture
painted wood construction
98.4 x 34.9 x 34.9 cm
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Oct 7, 2020
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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Untitled painted wood construction 38 ¾ x 14 x 14 in. (98.4 x 34.9 x 34.9 cm.) Executed in 1985.
Untitled, 1899-1988
painted wood construction
Oct 7, 2020
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Sculpture
98.4 x 34.9 x 34.9 cm
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Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Untitled painted wood construction 38 ¾ x 14 x 14 in. (98.4 x 34.9 x 34.9 cm.) Executed in 1985.
$35,000
Sky Presence — Gate IV, 1899-1988
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Sculpture
painted wood construction
91.1 x 60 x 12.7 cm
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Realized Price
$35,000
Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2020
Christie's
Description
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Sky Presence — Gate IV painted wood construction 35 7/8 x 23 5/8 x 5 in. (91.1 x 60 x 12.7 cm.) Executed in 1977.
Sky Presence — Gate IV, 1899-1988
painted wood construction
Mar 5, 2020
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$35,000
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Sculpture
91.1 x 60 x 12.7 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$35,000
Description
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Sky Presence — Gate IV painted wood construction 35 7/8 x 23 5/8 x 5 in. (91.1 x 60 x 12.7 cm.) Executed in 1977.
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Atmosphere and Environment II, 1899-1988
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Sculpture
painted aluminum
243.8 x 127 x 67.3 cm
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Mar 5, 2020
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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Atmosphere and Environment II painted aluminum 96 x 50 x 26 ½ in. (243.8 x 127 x 67.3 cm.) Executed in 1966. This work is unique.
Atmosphere and Environment II, 1899-1988
painted aluminum
Mar 5, 2020
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Sculpture
243.8 x 127 x 67.3 cm
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Mar 5, 2020
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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Atmosphere and Environment II painted aluminum 96 x 50 x 26 ½ in. (243.8 x 127 x 67.3 cm.) Executed in 1966. This work is unique.
$31,250
Untitled, 1899-1988
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Sculpture
painted wood construction
73.7 x 66 x 66 cm
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$31,250
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Mar 5, 2020
Christie's
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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Untitled stamped with the artist's name 'Louise Nevelson' (on a plaque affixed to the rear) painted wood construction 29 x 26 x 26 in. (73.7 x 66 x 66 cm.) Executed in 1955.
Untitled, 1899-1988
painted wood construction
Mar 5, 2020
Christie's
$31,250
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Sculpture
73.7 x 66 x 66 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$31,250
Description
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Untitled stamped with the artist's name 'Louise Nevelson' (on a plaque affixed to the rear) painted wood construction 29 x 26 x 26 in. (73.7 x 66 x 66 cm.) Executed in 1955.
$18,750
Untitled, 1899-1988
Sold on Dec 9, 2019
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Sculpture
painted wood construction
97.1 x 84.8 x 6.4 cm
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Realized Price
$18,750
Auction Sale
Dec 9, 2019
Christie's
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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Untitled incised with the artist's signature and dated 'NEVELSON 1959' (on the reverse) painted wood construction 38 ¼ x 33 3/8 x 2 ½ in. (97.1 x 84.8 x 6.4 cm.) Executed in 1959.
Untitled, 1899-1988
painted wood construction
Dec 9, 2019
Christie's
$18,750
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Sculpture
97.1 x 84.8 x 6.4 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 9, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
$18,750
Description
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Untitled incised with the artist's signature and dated 'NEVELSON 1959' (on the reverse) painted wood construction 38 ¼ x 33 3/8 x 2 ½ in. (97.1 x 84.8 x 6.4 cm.) Executed in 1959.