Louise Nevelson 1899-1988
T03970 Untitled No.40
Assemblage of hardboard and painted paper on cardboard laid on plywood 1018 x 814 (40 x 32)
Inscribed ‘Louise Nevelson - 82' b.r. and ‘X' on back centre
Presented by the artist 1985
In reply to questions from the compiler about T03967-70 the artist wrote on 1 January 1988:
I never work from drawings or do I have pre-conceived ideas as to what I am going to do.
Each piece is a complete and separate piece of creation.
I compose them on the spot with materials that surround me in the studio.
The materials are found, some are given to me and sometimes are the accumulations of many years.
These pieces were done in my studio in N[ew] Y[ork] C[ity] on Spring St and were given directly to the Tate Gallery.
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, p.217