Jun 10, 2021 - Sale 2572

Sale 2572 - Lot 31

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Noble Lady.

Etching, 1955. 500x405 mm; 19 3/4x15 1/2 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 200. Signed, titled "Portrait" and numbered 1/30. A very good impression of this scarce proof.

According to Baro, "The artist printed an unknown number of proofs as Portrait on various papers at Atelier 17."

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, 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. Baro 19.