LOUISE NEVELSON "MORNING HAZE" CAST PAPER RELIEF, 1978
Caviar20 is thrilled to present the work of inimitable Louise Nevelson.
Although Nevelson is best known as a sculptor, like many of her contemporaries, Nevelson expanded her practice by exploring different branches of printmaking. As a printmaker Nevelson was particularly curious, consistently experimenting with different techniques and materials.
"Morning Haze" is a paradigm of Nevelson's visual language and printmaking practice. Using the technique of cast paper, whereby paper fibre or pulp is formed into a mold, the result is an impressive dimensional relief. The striking shapes and features of the work have Nevelson's signature arrangements, forms and texture.
While the vast output of Nevelson's work is monochromatic black, this rare work is completed in a pure dry white. The lightness creates soft shadows on the surface, accentuating and elevating Nevelson's mysterious shapes and meticulous composition from the background. According to Nevelson, the color white "summoned the early morning and emotional promise" - hence the title "Morning Haze".
Not only is monochromatic white a rarity for Nevelson, but this diptych is the largest paper pulp work she ever created.
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Cast paper relief
Signed, dated, and numbered by the artist
From an edition of 125
33"H 45"W (artwork)
37"H 48.75"W (framed)
Note: Framed with plexiglass. Minor wear to frame.
Publisher: Pace Editions, Inc., NYC
Very good condition
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