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Louise Nevelson

Untitled, 1959

Painted wood
61 1/2 × 47 in
156.2 × 119.4 cm
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P
Phillips

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“I think shadow – for me it’s a remarkable thing to say – but a shadow to me …

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From the Catalogue:
“I think shadow – for me it’s a remarkable thing to say – but a shadow to me seems more solid than the object it is a shadow of. Isn’t that funny? It’s very important. That’s where the mystery is, you see. And it’s wonderful… It gives you a better definition and it gives you a fourth dimension.”

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Incised with the artist's signature "NEVELSON" upper center
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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About the work
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P
Phillips

From the Catalogue:
“I think shadow – for me it’s a remarkable thing to say – but a shadow to me …

Read more

From the Catalogue:
“I think shadow – for me it’s a remarkable thing to say – but a shadow to me seems more solid than the object it is a shadow of. Isn’t that funny? It’s very important. That’s where the mystery is, you see. And it’s wonderful… It gives you a better definition and it gives you a fourth dimension.”

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Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Incised with the artist's signature "NEVELSON" upper center
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

Untitled, 1959

Painted wood
61 1/2 × 47 in
156.2 × 119.4 cm
Bidding closed
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