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Louise Nevelson

Maquette for Sun Disc and Moon Shadow Column, 1977-79

Steel multiple in black
16 1/10 in
40.8 cm
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Property from the Collection of Marion and Irving Apple

With the incised signature on the bottom of …

Property from the Collection of Marion and Irving Apple

With the incised signature on the bottom of the base, dated and numbered 3/6.

height: 408 mm 16 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.

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Property from the Collection of Marion and Irving Apple

With the incised signature on the bottom of …

Property from the Collection of Marion and Irving Apple

With the incised signature on the bottom of the base, dated and numbered 3/6.

height: 408 mm 16 in

Medium
Print
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

Maquette for Sun Disc and Moon Shadow Column, 1977-79

Steel multiple in black
16 1/10 in
40.8 cm
Bidding closed
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