Nov 19, 2020 - Sale 2552

Sale 2552 - Lot 38

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Three Female Figures.

Red ink and pencil on paper, circa 1930s. 282x225 mm; 11 1/8x8 7/8 inches. Signed in black ink, lower center recto and inscribed "5" in pencil, verso.

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).