Louise Nevelson
Born in Kiev, Russia
Died in New York City, NY

Untitled (Abstraction)
ca. 1956
31 x 22 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches
Purchase, Funds from Jaques and Luane Bakke, Mr.and Mrs. Patrick Butler, Mr. Bruce D. Goodman, Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Heller Jr.

This assemblage of found objects is one of Louise Nevelson’s early painted wood sculptures. Composed of various geometrical forms, including curved, triangular, and rectangular shaped blocks of black painted wood, the work is highly abstract. Set upon a wooden base, the two largest wood fragments form a ‘T’ near the center, with nine of the smaller black blocks placed on top of the horizontal beam.