Jun 25, 2020 - Sale 2539

Sale 2539 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Circus Wagon.

Aquatint and etching with hand coloring in watercolor on cream wove paper, circa 1955. 380x446 mm; 15x17 5/8 inches, full margins. Signed, titled and numbered 1/20 in pencil, lower margin. A superb, early impression of this extremely scarce etching.

Ex-collection Albert Argentieri, New Jersey, friend of the artist; thence by descent, private collection, New Jersey. During the 1950s and 1960s, Argentieri, a photographer and artist, lived near Louise Nevelson and her assistant, Ted Haseltine, his dear friend. Albert photographed Louise, her artworks and sculptures; both Albert and Ted. When staying in New Jersey, both Albert and Ted would collect wooden pieces from abandoned buildings and other locations for Nevelson to use in her sculptures. The early etchings and drawings she gifted to Argentieri are unique (see lots 28-37). Baro 4.