June 4, 2018 12:00 EST

18 Works from the Bachman Collection

 
Lot 18
 
Lot 18 - LOUISE NEVELSON  (AMERICAN, 1899–1988)

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LOUISE NEVELSON (AMERICAN, 1899–1988)
"DREAM HOUSE WALL II"

Wood painted black in eight parts (lacking base).
Executed 1969-1980.
overall (approx.): 108 x 119 x 17 in. (274.3 x 302.3 x 43.2cm)

Provenance: The Artist.
The Pace Gallery, New York, New York.
Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona (acquired directly from the above in 1980).
The Estate of Lee & Gilbert Bachman, Atlanta, Georgia & Boca Raton, Florida (acquired directly from the above in 1986).
EXHIBITED:
"Spoleto Festival U.S.A.," Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina, May 20 - September 15, 1983.

NOTE:
This lot is accompanied by a photocopy of the bill of sale from The Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona.

The present work was completed in the artist's 80th year, a year when she hardly showed signs of slowing down. In 1980, Nevelson participated in no fewer than 12 group shows, had four solo exhibitions and installed two large scale public art installations.

"I go to the sculpture, and my eye tells me what is right for me. When I compose, I don't have anything but the material, myself, and an assistant. I compose right there while the assistant hammers. Sometimes it's the material that takes over; sometimes it's me that takes over. I permit them to play, like a seesaw. I use action and counteraction, like in music, all the time. Action and counteraction. It was always a relationship - my speaking to the wood and the wood speaking back to me."
- Louise Nevelson, in Dawns & Dusks by Diana MacKown, 1976, p. 120

Sold for $125,000
Estimated at $250,000 - $400,000


 

Wood painted black in eight parts (lacking base).
Executed 1969-1980.
overall (approx.): 108 x 119 x 17 in. (274.3 x 302.3 x 43.2cm)

Provenance: The Artist.
The Pace Gallery, New York, New York.
Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona (acquired directly from the above in 1980).
The Estate of Lee & Gilbert Bachman, Atlanta, Georgia & Boca Raton, Florida (acquired directly from the above in 1986).
EXHIBITED:
"Spoleto Festival U.S.A.," Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina, May 20 - September 15, 1983.

NOTE:
This lot is accompanied by a photocopy of the bill of sale from The Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona.

The present work was completed in the artist's 80th year, a year when she hardly showed signs of slowing down. In 1980, Nevelson participated in no fewer than 12 group shows, had four solo exhibitions and installed two large scale public art installations.

"I go to the sculpture, and my eye tells me what is right for me. When I compose, I don't have anything but the material, myself, and an assistant. I compose right there while the assistant hammers. Sometimes it's the material that takes over; sometimes it's me that takes over. I permit them to play, like a seesaw. I use action and counteraction, like in music, all the time. Action and counteraction. It was always a relationship - my speaking to the wood and the wood speaking back to me."
- Louise Nevelson, in Dawns & Dusks by Diana MacKown, 1976, p. 120

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