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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ARNOLD SCAASI

Louise Nevelson
BLUE SHADOWS
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 USD
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244

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ARNOLD SCAASI

Louise Nevelson
BLUE SHADOWS
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Louise Nevelson
1899 - 1988
BLUE SHADOWS
black-painted wood, in 5 parts
100 by 86 by 21 in. 254 by 218.4 by 53.3 cm.
Executed in 1986.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"I met Louise Nevelson through her dealer Arne Glimcher...She was well known for wearing these bits and pieces, odd belts, shoes, and strange headgear, also for the way she mixed up items of clothing...Her extraordinary face was like a sculpture of its own. She wore three pairs of false eyelashes, all fluttering at once. So, there was her wonderful face with these black-fringed eyes, always moving and full of curiosity...We designed clothes that were unusual and had a great punch—she adored getting dressed up. Nothing was ever too far out. She loved sumptuous, flamboyant designs. Of course, the look mirrored the grand scale of her art. The clothes I designed for her were life imitating art—her art. I couldn't have been more thrilled."

Arnold Scaasi, Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed), New York 2004, pp. 159-161

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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