Louise Nevelson



Caviar20 is excited to be offering this evocative print by the inimitable Louise Nevelson - one of the most revered and unique sculptors of the 20th century.

Nevelson is renowned for her complex and distinctive artworks regardless of medium. She was an active printmaker, experimenting with different techniques and approaches while working with some of the best print-making studios in the United States and Italy.

Many leading American abstract artists experienced success in post-war Europe. Nevelson was enthusiastically embraced in Italy arguably because of parallels to Arte Povera in her work. She had an important and enduring connection to Italy, beginning with representing America at the Venice Biennale in 1962. Nevelson would then exhibit at the legendary Studio Marconi in Milan during the succeeding years. This fruitful relationship led Nevelson to start working with Italian printmakers during the 1970s. Many of her most innovative prints were made in Italy. 

This impressive aquatint is a paradigm of Nevelson's works on paper, notable for its use of metallic elements, color, and collage. Nevelson's sculptures were almost entirely created in all black (with a handful of excursions into gold or white). However it was her prints where she included small punctuations or highlights in color. This work features discreet elements of lilac and gold, highlighting her signature arrangement of diverse forms that create an abstract / architectural composition.

This work is an example from Nevelson's 1973 series, "Aquatints Portfolio (B. 116)" which comprised six aquatints with metallic elements. Click here to see another example from this body of work.

It is worth mentioning that this work has an incredible surface texture...that isn't necessarily apparent in the photos. 

Over the last few years, there has been tremendous momentum in both interest and appreciation of Nevelson's work. In May of 2021, a new auction record of $1.35 million was established for one of Nevelson's signature white construction sculptures. (However, this is still a bargain considering the auction records of her male colleagues such as John Chamberlain, $4.7 million, or Joseph Cornell, $7.7 million).

This is a fantastic piece for a young collector, or to complement an existing Nevelson sculpture in your collection. 

Questions about this piece? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720.

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"Untitled" (aka Lilac Edge)

Italy, 1973

Aquatint and etching with collage on collage paper

Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

From an edition of 90

39"H 27.75"W (sheet)

Very good condition

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