Louise Nevelson

Untitled No. 16


Louise Nevelson 1899–1988
Chipboard, cardboard, leather, fluff and plywood
Unconfirmed: 1018 × 814 mm
frame: 1063 × 859 × 66 mm
Presented by the artist 1985

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In the late 1950s, Nevelson began to make sculptures out of materials she found on the streets of New York City. She was inspired by items others had overlooked. She inserted these found objects into boxes she built into free-standing walls. The works shown here were made in the 1980s. By this time she was using material that had accumulated in her studio. Her process was instinctive: ‘I never … have pre-conceived ideas as to what I am going to do. Each piece is a complete and separate piece of creation.’

Gallery label, September 2019

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Catalogue entry

Louise Nevelson 1899-1988

T03969 Untitled No.16 1983

Assemblage of chipboard, cardboard, leather and fluff on cardboard laid on plywood 1018 x 814 (40 x 32) Inscribed ‘Louise Nevelson - 83' b.r.,’Louise Nevelson' t.r. and ‘XIII' on back centre towards r.
Presented by the artist 1985

See entry on T03970.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, p.217

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