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Louise Nevelson

Untitled Pendant

Lot Closed

October 6, 04:38 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


Louise Nevelson

1899 - 1988

Untitled Pendant

1985, unique, unsigned

painted wood and brass pendant

3¾ by 1⅛ by 4¾ in.; 9.5 by 2.8 by 12 cm.

Acquired from the estate of the artist

Wright Auctions: October 3, 2004 [Lot 300]

Wessel Design, Roseville, Minnesota

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Diane Venet, From Picasso to Jeff Koons: The Artist as Jeweler, Skira, Milan, 2011, p. 135 for similar example

Louise Nevelson began making jewelry for herself and her friends in the 1960s. Similar to this Untitled Pendant, ‘Nevelson’s items of jewelry are really sculptures on a reduced scale, and demonstrate the same creative drive as her monumental works.’ (Diane Venet, ed., From Picasso to Jeff Koons, The Artist as Jeweler, Skira, 2011, p. 134)