Louise Nevelson, more than a high priestess

Louise Nevelson's Collages and Assemblages were up at Pace recently. I hadn't seen her collages before and they were a wonderful surprise. Roberta Smith writes about the collages providing new breadth to our understanding of Nevelson's work in her NY Times review
Here she is less the high priestess of black than a restless, searching artist, improvising with an intuitive flair similar to Robert Rauschenberg’s. Asymmetrical compositions are numerous, as are irregular timeworn scraps of discarded metal and furniture. In the more classical early collages, she evokes European purist abstraction and segues to assemblage by replacing paper with crisp planes of wood and cardboard. more
Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1963, cardboard, newsprint, spraypaint, wood, collage, 36 x 23"

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1957, fabric, leather, wood, collage, 40 x 30"
Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1963, cardboard, foil paper, spraypaint, wood, collage, 36 x 23"





Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1963, cardboard, foil paper, newsprint, paint, paper on board, collage, 36 x 23"






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