Nov 19, 2020 - Sale 2552

Sale 2552 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
The Silent One.

Etching and drypoint on thin wove paper, 1953-55. 530x353 mm; 20 3/4x13 7/8 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 30. Signed and titled "Girl" in pencil, lower margin. A brilliant, richly-inked, early impression of this extremely scarce proof.

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. 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). Baro 23.