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LOUISE NEVELSON | SERIES OF AN UNKNOWN COSMOS II

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March 7, 05:27 PM GMT

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10,000 - 15,000 USD

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LOUISE NEVELSON

1899 - 1988

SERIES OF AN UNKNOWN COSMOS II


signed

wood, cardboard and paper collage on board

Board: 36 by 46 in. (91.5 by 116.8 cm.)

Framed: 37¼ by 47¼ in. (94.6 by 120 cm.)

Executed in 1979. 

One of the most celebrated and innovative female artists of her time, Louise Nevelson’s monumental, monochromatic, found object sculptures have stunned and captivated viewers for decades. While she began her career in the 1930s, it wasn’t until her 1958 exhibition Moon Garden Plus One at Grand Central Moderns Gallery in New York that Nevelson received critical acclaim for her work. Though often classified as a Neo-Dadaist assemblage artist among the ranks of Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg and Lucas Samaras, Nevelson’s oeuvre defies one specific categorization.