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Louise Nevelson (American, 1899–1988)
LOT ID: 72717
Small Column XVI, 1973

Wood, black painted wood
27.8 х 5.3 х 5 in. (70.61 x 13.46 x 12.7 cm.)
Signed, initialed and accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity and original bill of sale.
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This piece is in pristine condition and is accompanied by both a Certificate of Authenticity and the original bill of sale for the work.

Throughout her career, Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was constantly evolving as an artist, experimenting with various styles and materials, extending beyond the boundaries of artistic movements and genres and reflecting on her own life experiences in her work. A pioneering female figure in the art world, Nevelson broke out onto the scene late in life with her monochrome wood collages, which were included in the Museum of Modern Art’s acclaimed 1959 exhibition ‘Sixteen Americans.’
Born in Russia, Nevelson moved to the United States in 1905 and at the age of 30, enrolled full time at the Art Students League, New York. In 1931 she studied with Hans Hofmann in Munich before returning to New York in 1932 for a position assistant to Diego Rivera in painting a mural for the WPA Federal Art Project. She served as the President of the Artist’s Equity New York chapter from 1957 to 1959 and Vice-President of the International Association for Artists in 1966. For her work, Nevelson received the 1969 MacDowell Colony Medal, Peterborough, NH and the National Medal of Arts in 1985. Her significance and influence in the art world have endured since her passing in 1988. Nevelson’s work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2012); Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA (2012); Pace Prints, New York, NY (2011); Artiscope, Brussels, Belgium (2011); Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany (2010); Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME (2009); The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA (2007); and The Jewish Museum of New York, New York, NY (2007).

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Tate Britain, London, England
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
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