Dec 12, 2014
Jan 24, 2006




Louise Nevelson

(American, 1900–1988)

Black fiber-tipped pen and black paper collage

Support: White wove paper (J Perrigot Arches Special MBM 9)

Sheet: 76.7 x 56 cm (30 3/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1977.96



Nevelson's wooden sculptures are built out of urban fragments such as bits of molding or balustrades, splintered sections of wainscoting, lengths of banisters, and chunks of beams. Often architectural in scale, these pieces have a mysterious, haunting presence. Painted black, like Sky Cathedral-Moon Garden Wall, these constructions are filled with complex patterns of shadows, textures, and shapes. In Beyond--Q17 Nevelson also transformed the debris of city life into a three-dimensional work of art in which torn black paper was collaged onto an inventive, suggestive linear design.

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