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LOUISE NEVELSON | Rain Forest Column IV

80,000 - 120,000 USD
275,000 USD
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  • Louise Nevelson
  • Rain Forest Column IV
  • wood painted black


The Pace Gallery, New York
Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in October 1980


Tokyo, Minami Gallery, Louise Nevelson, February 1975, cat. no. 2, n.p., illustrated (incorrectly titled as Rain Forest Column IX)
Venice Biennale, La Biennale di Venezia 1976: Environment, Participation, Cultural Structures, 1976, p. 200 (incorrectly titled as Rain Forest Column IX
New York, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Wood Sculpture and Collages by Louise Nevelson, May - June 1980

Catalogue Note

"When I fell in love with black, it contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color. It was an acceptance. Because black encompasses all colors. Black is the most aristocratic color of all [...] You can be quiet and it contains the whole thing. There is no color that will give you the feeling of totality. Of peace. Of greatness. Of quietness. Of excitement. I have seen things that were transformed into black, that took on just greatness. I don’t know a lesser word [...].” Louise Nevelson