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Louise Nevelson

Untitled, 1965

Wood collage
23 1/2 × 20 in
59.7 × 50.8 cm
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Phillips

From the Private Collection of William Harris Smith, Chicago

From the Private Collection of William Harris Smith, Chicago

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Signed and dated "Nevelson 65" lower right
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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Phillips

From the Private Collection of William Harris Smith, Chicago

From the Private Collection of William Harris Smith, Chicago

Medium
Other
Signature
Signed and dated "Nevelson 65" lower right
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, 1965

Wood collage
23 1/2 × 20 in
59.7 × 50.8 cm
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