Louise Nevelson


Caviar20 is thrilled to present the work of Louise Nevelson - one of the most revered and unique artists of the 20th century. (Also, an artist who continues to be undervalued - compared to her male contemporaries)

Although Nevelson is best known for her work as a sculptor, like many of her contemporaries, Nevelson expanded her practice by exploring different branches of printmaking. As a printmaker Nevelson was curious and experimental, consistently trying different techniques and materials. 

This work is a paradigm of Nevelson's printmaking. She utilized the technique of cast paper, whereby paper fibre or pulp is formed into a mold, creating a relief. The striking shapes and features of the work have Nevelson's classic shape and rich texture.

The vast output of Nevelson's work is in monochromatic black. This work completed in a chic creamy white is extremely rare. The light color creates soft shadows,  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 "Dawnscape". 

"Dawnscape" is highly sought after by collectors and can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (New York), the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and the Farnsworth Art Museum (Maine), among many others. 

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USA, 1975

Cast paper relief

Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil by the artist

From an edition of 75

31.5"H 28.12"W (sheet)

Provenance: Pace Gallery, NYC (labels on verso)

Publisher: Pace Editions, Inc., NYC

Printer: Garner Tullis

Very good condition

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