Louise Nevelson, ‘Ancient Landscape II (Ancient City)’, 1953, Thomas French Fine Art

Sheet: 19 1/2 x 25 7/8; Plate: 13-5/8 x 20-3/4"

Masking tape residue verso. In a note, Gil Einstein writes "Masking taped into mat (by Louise!)." Repaired tear right margin, not affecting image.

Signature: Signed and titled in pencil by the artist; Annotated: "E130 A/1" in pencil lower right Estate stamp verso

Publisher: From the first edition printed by the artist at Atelier 17, New York, NY

Baro 1

Estate of the Artist (Foundation stamp verso)

Jeffrey Hoffeld (Estate agent)

G. W. Einstein

About Louise Nevelson

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, Nevelson assembled the sculptures using discarded pieces of wood that she received or found on the street. As part of Nevelson’s massive, commanding works of art, the scrap wood takes on majestic proportions, reflecting the artist’s personal story of dislocation and self-invention. In Mrs. N’s Palace (1964-1977), a 20-foot-wide tomb-like sculpture with a hollow interior, mirrored floor, and artifacts from her life, Nevelson provides a glimpse into her own physical and personal history.

American, 1899-1988, Kiev, Ukraine, based in New York, New York