Untitled (Abstraction)

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Artist

Louise Nevelson
1900-1988
Born in Kiev, Russia

Title

Untitled (Abstraction)

Date

ca. 1956

Description

This assemblage of found objects is one of Louise Nevelson's early painted wood sculptures. Composed of various geometrical forms, including curved, triangular, and rectangular shaped blocks of black painted wood, the work is highly abstract. Set upon a wooden base, the two largest wood fragments form a 'T' near the center, with nine of the smaller black blocks placed on top of the horizontal beam.

Medium

Painted wood

Dimension

31 x 22 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches

Credit Line

Purchase, Funds from Jaques and Luane Bakke, Mr.and Mrs. Patrick Butler, Mr. Bruce D. Goodman, Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Heller Jr.

Object ID

99.04.01

Publications

Rushing III, W. Jackson, and Makholm, Kristin. Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, 27. University of Oklahoma Press: Norman, 2013.

Mullin, Diane. "Louise Nevelson." In Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, edited by Kristin Makholm, 68-69. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Museum of American Art, 2011.

Rights Statement

In Copyright