LOUISE NEVELSON "WINTER CHORD" SCULPTURE, 1975
Caviar20 is excited to be offering this fantastic sculpture by the inimitable Louise Nevelson - one of the most revered and unique sculptors of the 20th century.
Over the last few years, there has been tremendous momentum in the renewed interest and appreciation of her work. In November of 2014, a new auction record of just below $1 million was established for one of Nevelson's signature black construction sculptures.
We've also noticed that more and more public collections are re-installing her works in their displays from their permanent collections (the Whitney in New York City, the AGO in Toronto and the Pérez Art Museum in Miami are notable examples).
Yet despite this institutional support, Nevelson remains significantly undervalued compared to her male peers. Consider that John Chamberlain's auction record is $5.5 million...While this is troubling and surprising, for the savvy collector, there is a great opportunity to acquire top works that are bound to appreciate.
In Nevelson's world, "Winter Chord" is synonymous with the sculptural box. She begins to work in this specific form circa 1965 and would have exhibitions devoted to it during the 1970s.
This piece is composed of nine monochromatic matte black boxes that reveal variations of Nevelson's unique geometric abstractions that allude to tribal art, cubism, and utopian or post-apocalyptic architecture.
"Winter Chord" is completed with a monochromatic matte black case that covers the surface of this work, concealing its unique recesses and curvatures with a sleek finish.
Today, Nevelson's work can be found in public spaces across the United States and in major museum collections around the world.
Additional photos of the case are available upon request.
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Black painted wood
Title plate, engraved initials, and document signed and numbered
14.5"H 9.75"W 1.5"D
From an edition of 100
Very good condition
Provenance: Gallery GióMARCONI, Milan
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