Nov 19, 2020 - Sale 2552

Sale 2552 - Lot 46

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Seated Nude on a Sofa.

Pen and ink on cream wove paper, circa 1930. 354x581 mm; 14x22 7/8 inches. Signed in pencil, lower right recto.

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 (see lots 31-46).