LOUISE NEVELSON "REFLECTIONS V" ETCHING, 1983
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 artworks. She was an active printmaker, experimenting with different techniques and approaches while working with some of the best print-making studios in the United States.
Nevelson, whether working in sculpture or in two dimensions typically had a strict palette; almost exclusively black. While there are iconic works in white, gold, or raw wood, Nevelson almost entirely avoids color. However, during the last decade of her life, her palette expands notably with her printmaking.
"Reflections V" is an example from her 1983 portfolio, "Reflections I-V" consisting of six large-scale prints. These prints contain signature elements found throughout Nevelson's prints; ripped or collage-like forms as well as the use of fabric, lace, and toile in the printing process. However one of the strongest characteristics of the "Reflections" series is her new uninhibited use of color.
Here it is used to maximum effect. This work features unexpected elements of fluorescent turquoise and fuschia that punctuate her signature layered collage-like composition. Nevelson's late prints are truly some of her best.
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).
This is a fantastic piece for a young collector, or to complement an existing Nevelson sculpture in your collection.
Color etching and aquatint on cream Copperplate wove paper
Signed, dated and numbered by the artist, lower margin
From an edition of 50
45.75"H 35.25"W (work)
55.5"H 46.5"W (framed)
Published by Pace Editions, Inc., New York.
Very good condition.
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