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Louise Nevelson (American, 1899-1988): Original Prints and Mixed Media

Nevelson I / Nevelson II

Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Jonna Rae Brinkman, Louisa Chase, Chryssa / Sue Coe, Susan Crile,
Lesley Dill, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Nancy Graves, Harmony Hammond, Judy Chicago,
Anita Jung, Elaine de Kooning, Joyce Kozloff, Lee Krasner, Karen Kunc, Ellen Lanyon, Georgia Marsh, Suzanne McClelland,
Phyllis McGibbon, Joan Mitchell, Elizabeth Murray, Judith Murray, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff,
Jaune Quick-to-see Smith, Joan Root, Susan Rothenberg, Betye Saar, Niki de St. Phalle, Hollis Sigler, Kiki Smith,
Joan Snyder, Pat Steir, May Stevens, Dorothea Tanning, and Emmi Whitehorse
Louise Nevelson was one of the most important American sculptors of the twentieth century, whose works can be found in almost every museum in Europe and America fortunate to have obtained one. Her sculptures included wood assemblages typically painted in either jet black or, later, in white and gold as well, ranged in size from the samll and personal to the large and monumental, inviting viewers to observe a world into which they could not go but in which they often feared they had already been placed. Nevelson also made muliples, interpreting her sculptures as lead reliefs (one of which we still have) and working in various print media as well. For those who have the Baro catalogue raisonne of Nevelson's prints, The Prints of Louise Nevelson, we have the following catalogue numbers: Baro 6, 74, 83, 105, 110, 113, 118, and 119. We also have two large lithographs (each poart of an edition of 7 signed and numbered impressions) that Nevelson executed at the Tamarind Press in 1978-79. These have Tamarind numbers T78-657a and T78-660a. We also have two mixedmedia collage and aquatint prints that she made at 2RC in Rome.

Bibliography: General Works include Natalie S. Bober, Breaking Tradition: The Story of Louise Nevelson (NY: Atheneum, 1984); Mary Hancock Buxton, Louise Nevelson (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1969); Arnold B. Glimcher, Louise Nevelson (NY: E.P. Dutton, 1976); Laurie Lisle, Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life (NY: Summit Books, 1990); Louise Nevelson, A Concentration of Works from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1987); Louise Nevelson, Atmospheres & Environments (NY: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1980); Louise Nevelson, Dawns & Dusks. Taped Conversations of Louise Nevelson with Diana MacKown (NY: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1976); Louise Nevelson, Nevelson at Purchase; The Metal Sculptures (Purchase NY: Neuberger Museum. SUNY College at Purchase. 1977); Louise Nevelson, Wood Sculptures (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1973).

Prints: Gene Baro, The Prints of Louise Nevelson (NY: Pace Editions, 1974); Raffaello Causa & Gene Baro, Louise Nevelson Grafica (Naples: Napoli-Villa Pignatelli, 1976); Louise Nevelson, Louise Nevelson Prints & Drawings 1953-1966 (Brooklyn Museum, 1967).
Untitled 54-4 (Baro 118). Original color aquatint with collage, 1973. 90 signed & numbered impressions (of which this is n. 6/90) plus c. 15 artist's proofs. Printed at the 2RC Workshop in Rome with their blindstamp. One of Nevelson's most elegant collage-mixed media prints. This impression with a handling crease at the left margin entering into the image area. Image size: 755x495mm. Price: $6750.
Untitled 54-5 (Baro 119). Original color aquatint with collage, 1973. 90 signed & numbered impressions (of which this is n. 82/90) plus c. 15 artist's proofs. Printed at the 2RC Workshop in Rome with their blindstamp. One of Nevelson's most elegant collage-mixed media prints. Image size: 755x508mm. Price: $6750.
Untitled. Original color aquatint and screenprint with collage, 1975. 90 signed & numbered impressions (of which this is n. 74/90) plus c. 15 artist's proofs. Printed at the 2RC Workshop in Rome with their blindstamp. One of Nevelson's most darkly-mysterious mixed media prints. Image size: 755x508mm. Price: $6750.
Untitled Composition. Original color intaglio and torn-paper collage with gold leaf and silver foil, 1976. 75 signed and numbered impressions. A Very beautiful and mysterious print. Image size: 173x183mm. Price: $3750.
Night Image (Tamarind 78-657a). Original color lithograph, 1978. 7 pencil-signed and numbered impressions printed on black German etching paper at Tamarind Institute. Our impression is a printer's proof annotated "P.P." There are also 4 trial proofs, 2 Tamarind proofs, and one B.A.T. proof. This work transforms the traditional lace doily into a "night image," something that haunts our dreams and shines out of the darkness with a kind of light of its own. Image size: 1062x770mm. Price: $6000.
Meditation at Noon (Tamarind 78-660a). Original color lithograph, 1978-79. 7 pencil-signed and numbered impressions printed on gray Rives BFK paper at Tamarind Institute. Our impression is a printer's proof annotated "P.P." There are also 4 trial proofs, 2 Tamarind proofs, and one B.A.T. proof. A beautiful impression of this large and rare print which treats a Native American woven belt as if it were a tower rising up of the the night to greet the coming dawn. Image size: 1120x762mm. Price: $6000.

The horizontal line about 1/3 from the top is not a crease but part of the image, which incorporates the illusion of fabric.
Six-Pointed Star. Handmade cast-paper collage in dark green on hand-made paper, 1980. 90 signed & numbered impressions, of which this is n. 63/90. Published by Pace Editions, NY. Pale water stain across the middle of the support sheet not affecting the collage. Pace Graphics, the publisher, was offering a similar piece for $7500 in March 2001. Image size: 1045x872mm. Price: $5500.
Reflections IV. Original color etching, aquatint and screenprint, 1983. 50 signed & numbered impressions (of which this is n. 22/50). One of Nevelson's largest and most colorful prints. Image size: 1003x740mm. Price: SOLD.

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