Wright: Important Design Including Post War + Contemporary Art, and Objet (June 2019) - Rago/Wright
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Incised signature to verso 'Nevelson'.

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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.

High auction record
$989.0k, Sotheby's, 2014
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Selected exhibitions
2021
Louise Nevelson: Total LifeLévy Gorvy
2018
Louise Nevelson: Prints & MultiplesPace Prints
2016
Louise NevelsonPace Gallery
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Two Figures, 1933

Cast Tattistone
15 × 16 1/2 × 11 in
38.1 × 41.9 × 27.9 cm
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Rago/Wright

Incised signature to verso 'Nevelson'.

Medium

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.

High auction record
$989.0k, Sotheby's, 2014
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Louise Nevelson
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