LOUISE NEVELSON “ANIMAL KINGDOM” 1953
As always, Caviar20 is thrilled to present the esteemed work of Louise Nevelson - one of the most revered and unique artists of the 20th century.
Although Nevelson is best known for her work as a sculptor, like many of her American contemporaries, Nevelson explored the many different branches of printmaking, as the field experienced a mid-century renaissance.
Executed extremely early in her career, this etching is a particularly rare and unique example of Nevelson's work as it features three animal figures, a motif that is otherwise excluded throughout her oeuvre.
This work is a striking precursor to Nevelson’s iconic work in sculpture. The fragmented figures, comprised of solid geometric shapes and round glaring eyes, are an early example of Nevelson’s inclination towards Cubism. As with most of her etchings from this period, this work is realized in heavy black ink, her signature monochromatic palette that evokes a mysterious intensity.
In 2016, Louise Nevelson was Caviar20's fastest-selling artist. As interest in her work is compounding rapidly, her prints are, like the rest of her work, becoming less accessible. This is a fantastic work for a young collector, or to complement an existing sculpture in your collection.
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“Animal Kingdom (Magnificent Jungle Cats)”
Etching and drypoint
Signed, titled and numbered by artist
Artist proof, apart from an edition of 20
34”H 24.5”W (work)
Provenance: Pace Editions, New York | Private Collection
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