Nov 19, 2020 - Sale 2552

Sale 2552 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
Far Away Landscape.

Etching, 1952-54. 385x414 mm; 15 1/8x16 3/8 inches, full margins. One of only several artist's proofs (there was no published edition; not recorded by Baro; there is another impression at the Brooklyn Museum, New York). Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. A very good 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 (1899-1988) and her assistant, Ted Haseltine, his dear friend. Albert photographed Louise, her artworks and sculptures; both Albert and Ted, when staying in New Jersey 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 31-46).

We have not found another impression at auction in the past 30 years.