Louise Nevelson, ‘City Series’, 1974, Phillips
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Louise Nevelson

City Series, 1974

Painted wood, in 4 parts
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overall 96 1/2 x 133 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (245.1 x …

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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, 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.

Louise Nevelson, ‘City Series’, 1974, Phillips
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About the work
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Property from a Distinguished New York Collection

overall 96 1/2 x 133 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (245.1 x 338.5 x 5.7 cm.)
left 96 1/2 x 40 1/4 x 2 in. (245 x 102.2 x 5.1 cm.)
center left 96 1/2 x 33 3/8 x 1 7/8 in. (245 x 84 x 4.9 cm.)
center right 96 1/2 x 40 x 2 in. (245.1 x 101.6 x 5.1 cm.)
right 96 1/2 x 33 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. …

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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, 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.

Louise Nevelson

City Series, 1974

Painted wood, in 4 parts
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