navigate left
navigate right
Save
Save
share
Share
Save
Save
share
Share

Louise Nevelson

Two Figures, 1933

Cast Tattistone
15 × 16 1/2 × 11 in
38.1 × 41.9 × 27.9 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Bibliography
Provenance
W
Wright

Incised signature to verso 'Nevelson'.

Incised signature to verso 'Nevelson'.

Medium
Sculpture
Louise Nevelson
American, 1899–1988
Follow

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.

navigate left
navigate right
Save
Save
share
Share
Save
Save
share
Share
About the work
Bibliography
Provenance
W
Wright

Incised signature to verso 'Nevelson'.

Incised signature to verso 'Nevelson'.

Medium
Sculpture
Louise Nevelson
American, 1899–1988
Follow

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

Two Figures, 1933

Cast Tattistone
15 × 16 1/2 × 11 in
38.1 × 41.9 × 27.9 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Louise Nevelson
Related works
Most Similar