From an Important European Collection

Louise Nevelson

Untitled Pendant

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October 6, 04:37 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


From an Important European Collection

Louise Nevelson

1899 - 1988

Untitled Pendant

circa 1985–86

painted wood and brass pendant

5 by 3⅛ by ¾ in.; 12.7 by 7.8 by 2 cm.

Christie’s New York, Barry Friedman: The Eclectic Eye, Evening Sale and Day Sale, March 25, 2014 [Lot 4]

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Diane Venet, Bijoux d’Artistes, de Calder à Koons, la collection idéale de Diane Venet, Flammarion, Paris, 2018, pp. 138-139

Diane Venet, From Picasso to Jeff Koons: The Artist as Jeweler, Skira, Milan, 2011, ill. 135

Known for her monumental and monochromatic wooden sculptures and installation art, she began her practice by using wooden objects found among the debris on the streets of New York City until she had enough funds to create larger sculptures. Her process was clearly influenced by Marcel Duchamp’s Dadaist found-object sculptures and readymades. Nevelson applied the same principles to her jewelry - initially for herself as adornment - that she used for her monumental sculptures. Today, only about two hundred pieces of her jewelry still exist.