LOUISE NEVELSON “ROMAN BLACK” 1973
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 mysterious and complex sculptures. She was also an active printmaker, experimenting with different techniques and approaches, and working with some of the best printmaking studios across the United States.
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).
Nevelson, whether working in sculpture or in two dimensions has a strict palette often using exclusively black. While there are works with elements in white, gold, or raw wood, Nevelson almost entirely avoids color. When Nevelson does use color it is used sparingly with maximum effect.
“Roman Black” is a paradigm of Nevelson’s printmaking from this period, featuring her signature layered approach of neutral and monochromatic hues. While shiny, reflective and textured, this print still manages to make use of Nevelson’s signature color, black, which is accentuated by metallic sheets and newsprint clips.
Nevelson, whether working in sculpture or in two dimensions has a strict palette; almost exclusively black. While there are works with elements in white, gold, or raw wood, Nevelson almost entirely avoids color. When Nevelson does use color it is used sparingly but to maximum effect. In this work, the inclusion of iridescent blues and splashes of mauve seems to enable the black elements to truly pop.
This is a fantastic work for a young collector, or to complement an existing sculpture in your collection.
More and more public collections are reinstalling Nevelson’s work in displays from their permanent collections, including the Whitney in New York City and the Pérez Art Museum in Miami.
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Etching and aquatint on copper plate
Signed, dated, and numbered by artist
From an edition of 90
37.5"H 37"W (work)
39.75"H 39.5"W (framed)
Very good condition.
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