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Louise Nevelson (American, 1899–1988)
LOT ID: 75793
Night Tree One, ie. circa 1955

Etching / Engraving, Aquatint
13.75 х 20.75 in. (34.92 x 52.7 cm.)
Signed, stamped, Hand signed in pencil lower right
Hand titled in pencil lower center
Hand numbered 16/16 lower left
Features publishers blindstamp "ES" (Emiliano Sironi, New York)

Print/Casting Year ie. circa 1955
Edition 16
Foundry/Publisher Published by: Emiliano Sironi, New York, Printed by Hollander Graphic Workshop, NYC
Lot description
This is a poignant and telling early etching by Louise Nevelson. A bright strong impression; very rarely to market; never framed. It features deckled edges so can be beautifully floated and framed.

"Louise Nevelson was an anomaly among her contemporaries in the 1950s. While such prominent sculptors of the post-World War II era as David Smith and Mark di Suvero espoused a sculpture of permanence—using welded steel in large, predetermined compositions and fixed configurations—Nevelson worked primarily in the more malleable material of wood and composed her works as she went along. It is perhaps inevitable that she would have evolved a working method modeled on the fluid movements of performance rather than on the structured permanence of most mid-century sculpture, for she was first introduced to the arts through theater and voice lessons in the 1920s. Beginning in the 1930 and for many years thereafter, she was also a student of modern dance. Her intuitive method of sculptural construction and the stage-set presence of her wall reliefs and environments owe much to these formative influences." -Whitney Museum of American Art
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