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Louise Nevelson Original Prints I

Nevelson I / Nevelson II

Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Jonna Rae Brinkman, Louisa Chase, Chryssa / Sue Coe, Susan Crile,
Lesley Dill, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Nancy Graves, Harmony Hammond, Judy Chicago,
Anita Jung, Elaine de Kooning, Joyce Kozloff, Lee Krasner, Karen Kunc, Ellen Lanyon, Georgia Marsh, Suzanne McClelland,
Phyllis McGibbon, Joan Mitchell, Elizabeth Murray, Judith Murray, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff,
Jaune Quick-to-see Smith, Joan Root, Susan Rothenberg, Betye Saar, Niki de St. Phalle, Hollis Sigler, Kiki Smith,
Joan Snyder, Pat Steir, May Stevens, Dorothea Tanning, and Emmi Whitehorse

Heroic Poetry: / Brinkman / Frankenthaler / Miró / Mitchell / Motherwell / Nevelson / Tàpies
Louise Nevelson (American, 1899-1988) was one of the most important American sculptors of the twentieth century, whose works can be found in almost every museum in Europe and America fortunate to have obtained one. Her sculptures included wood assemblages typically painted in either jet black or, later, in white and gold as well, ranged in size from the samll and personal to the large and monumental, inviting viewers to observe a world into which they could not go but in which they often feared they had already been placed. Nevelson also made muliples, interpreting her sculptures as lead reliefs (two of which we have) and working in various print media as well. For those who have the Baro catalogue raisonne of Nevelson's prints, The Prints of Louise Nevelson, we have the following catalogue numbers: Baro 6, 74, 83, 105, 110, 113, 118, and 119. We also have two large lithographs (each poart of an edition of 7 signed and numbered impressions) that Nevelson executed at the Tamarind Press in 1978-79. These have Tamarind numbers T78-657a and T78-660a.

Bibliography: General Works include Natalie S. Bober, Breaking Tradition: The Story of Louise Nevelson (NY: Atheneum, 1984); Mary Hancock Buxton, Louise Nevelson (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1969); Arnold B. Glimcher, Louise Nevelson (NY: E.P. Dutton, 1976); Laurie Lisle, Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life (NY: Summit Books, 1990); Louise Nevelson, A Concentration of Works from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1987); Louise Nevelson, Atmospheres & Environments (NY: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1980); Louise Nevelson, Dawns & Dusks. Taped Conversations of Louise Nevelson with Diana MacKown (NY: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1976); Louise Nevelson, Nevelson at Purchase; The Metal Sculptures (Purchase NY: Neuberger Museum. SUNY College at Purchase. 1977); Louise Nevelson, Wood Sculptures (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1973).

Prints: Gene Baro, The Prints of Louise Nevelson (NY: Pace Editions, 1974); Raffaello Causa & Gene Baro, Louise Nevelson Grafica (Naples: Napoli-Villa Pignatelli, 1976); Louise Nevelson, Louise Nevelson Prints & Drawings 1953-1966 (Brooklyn Museum, 1967).
The House of Splendor / East Landscape (Baro 6). Original etching, 1953-1955. A pencil-signed and titled proof on wove paper annotated "1." Some stray printer's ink in margins. Paper cracked at platemark upper left. A working proof before the much-changed edition of 20. A rare and mysterious piece presenting a very early state of one of Nevelson's first etchings (Ours has her original title, The House of Splendor; the published edition is entitled East Landscape). Image size: 356x528mm. Price: $3750.
Lullaby for Jumbo. (Baro 74). Original screenprint and collage, 1966. 150 signed impressions plus 7 artist's proofs. With the chop mark of Chiron Press. Nevelson produced a portfolio of 10 prints working with the imagery of her sculptures. Image size: 584x444mm. Price: SOLD.
The Paris Review (Baro 83). Original lithograph, 1966. 150 signed & numbered impressions (of which this is n. 74/150). Published as a fundraiser for the Paris Review, one of the most adventuresome literary and artistic journals of the last third of the 20th century, Nevelson joins many distinguished colleagues (including Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Rivers, Jim Dine, Christo, Robert Indiana, Howard Hodgkins, Jimmy Ernst, Keith Haring, and many others) in contributing an original print for the journal. Image size: 1003x740mm. Price: $2250.
Composition for the UNESCO Portfolio. (Baro 105). Original color intaglio and stencil in black and brown, 1970. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 25 artist's proofs. Printed in Rome at Atelier 2RC on handmade Japanese paper. A very dark and mysterious image, this is one of Nevelson's most elegant and desirable prints. Other contributors to the portfolio included Calder, Delaunay, Matta, Miró, and Victor Passmore. Image size: 632x457mm. Price: $6250.
The Night Sounds (Baro 110). Original lead intaglio collage print, 1972. 150 signed & numbered impressions, of which this is n. 150/150. Part of a series of 6 multiple lead reliefs, the work was published by Pace Editions, NY, who recently offered another impression of this print for $8500. Image size: 765x641mm. Price: SOLD.
Tropical Leaves (Baro 113). Original lead intaglio collage print, 1972. 150 signed & numbered impressions, of which this is n. 74/150. Part of a series of 6 multiple lead reliefs, the work was published by Pace Editions, NY. Image size: 765x641mm. Price: $7250.
Tropical Leaves (Baro 113). Original lead intaglio collage print, 1972. 150 signed & numbered impressions, of which this is n. 74/150. Part of a series of 6 multiple lead reliefs, the work was published by Pace Editions, NY. Image size: 765x641mm. Price: $7250.
Untitled. Original screenprint, c. 1980. 150 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper (of which this is n. 54/150). Image size: 900x628mm. Price: $3500.

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