View 1 of Lot 405. LOUISE NEVELSON | NIGHT ZAG IV.
View 1 of Lot 405. LOUISE NEVELSON | NIGHT ZAG IV.
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LOUISE NEVELSON | NIGHT ZAG IV

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Patrick McCarthy

LOUISE NEVELSON | NIGHT ZAG IV

LOUISE NEVELSON | NIGHT ZAG IV

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

68,750

USD

Property from the Estate of Patrick McCarthy

LOUISE NEVELSON

1899 - 1988

NIGHT ZAG IV


painted wood and formica

31⅛ by 38¾ by 6¼ in. (79 by 98.5 by 16 cm.)

Executed in 1973. 

The Collection of Elena Segal

Makler Gallery, Philadelphia

Private Collection, Philadelphia

Christie's, New York, 21 November 1996, Lot 106

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

“I go to the sculpture, and my eye tells me what is right for me. When I compose, I don’t have anything but the material, myself, and an assistant...Sometimes it’s the material that takes over; sometimes it’s me that takes over. I permit them to play, like a seesaw. I use action and counteraction, like in music, all the time. Action and counteraction. It was always a relationship—my speaking to the wood and the wood speaking back to me.”


- Louise Nevelson