Phillips: 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning Session (May 2019) - Phillips
In auction

P
Phillips

From the Private Collection of William Harris Smith, Chicago

Medium
Signature
Signed and dated "Nevelson 65" lower right

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
View all

Untitled, 1965

Wood collage
23 1/2 × 20 in
59.7 × 50.8 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
P
Phillips

From the Private Collection of William Harris Smith, Chicago

Medium
Signature
Signed and dated "Nevelson 65" lower right

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
Related works