Louise Nevelson

Untitled Triangular Wood Pendant

Lot Closed

October 6, 04:39 PM GMT


18,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


Louise Nevelson

1899 - 1988

Untitled Triangular Wood Pendant

1980–85, unique, unsigned, label on reverse inscribed EST.#50030

triangular pendant assembled by hand from a triangular scrap of wood with one curved side and two straight sides, glued to two additional scraps, painted matte black, decorated with strips of silver and a suspension loop, sold together with W Magazine Volume #6 2021

6⅜ by 2¾ by 1⅛ in.; 16 by 7.3 by 3 cm.

Acquired from the estate of the artist (no. 50030)

Pace Wildenstein, New York (no. 28396)

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Martine Newby Haspeslagh, Paint it Black, The Jewels of Louise Nevelson, Didier Ltd., London, 2019, p. 56, lot 22

Her jewelry, nonfigurative assemblages like her sculpture are usually painted a monochrome matte black and sometimes intertwined with gold, blended with her persona: an artist who enjoyed ‘living’ her art to the fullest. According to Diane Venet, Nevelson’s jewelry is really sculpture on a reduced scale and demonstrates the same creative drive as her monumental works.