LOUISE NEVELSON "THE NIGHT SOUND" 1971
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. (Also, an artist who continues to be undervalued - compared to her male contemporaries...On the plus side, there is a tremendous opportunity for the savvy collector).
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.
Nevelson expanded her practice as an artist by exploring printmaking. While her sculptural works used a consistent methodology, mostly favoring painted wood in black, her work as a printmaker was more experimental. Nevelson consistently tried different techniques.
"The Night Sound" was one of six prints in Nevelson's Lead Intaglio series. The works in this series feature thin, embossed lead plates on CM Fabriano paper. While the project was a singular experiment, the outcome is a premier example of Nevelson's innovative work in three dimensions.
Not surprisingly, works from this series can be found in several prominent museum collections including the MoMA the United States Library of Congress, the Brooks Museum of Art, and several others.
Louise Nevelson was Caviar20's fastest-selling artist in recent years. As interest in her work is compounding rapidly, her prints are, like the rest of her work, becoming less accessible. This is a fantastic piece for a young collector, or to complement an existing sculpture in your collection.
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"The Night Sound”
Embossed lead on CM Fabriano paper
Signed, titled, dated and numbered by the artist
From an edition of 150
25.5"H 16"W (work)
30"H 25.25"W (framed)
Published by Pace Editions, Inc.
Very good condition. Detailed condition report upon request.
Original frame as issued.
Literature: "Complete Printmaker" John Ross, Claire Romano, Tim Ross. 2009. pg. 235
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