Leonardo Drew, 112L 2011 . Tate . © Leonardo Drew

Room 7 in Materials and Objects

Louise Nevelson and Leonardo Drew

Louise Nevelson, Black Wall  1959

In the late 1950s, Nevelson began to make reliefs by stacking wooden boxes and crates, each of which would contain an arrangement of found objects that she collected as she walked around the streets of New York City. Black Wall is an early example of this approach, filled with pieces of scrap timber, such as joinery offcuts and fragments of furniture. The disparate elements are unified by being painted black, a colour which Nevelson suggested will make any material look more distinguished.

Gallery label, January 2016

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Leonardo Drew, 112L  2011

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Art in this room

T00514: Black Wall
Louise Nevelson Black Wall 1959
T13822: 112L
Leonardo Drew 112L 2011
L04404: Number 185
Leonardo Drew Number 185 2016