Jul 15, 2021 - Sale 2576

Sale 2576 - Lot 118

Price Realized: $ 1,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Nevelson, Louise (1899-1998)
Female Nude in Profile.
Circa 1930s.

Pencil drawing on paper, signed lower right, depicting a standing women in profile, arms up, right leg forward, face in profile, before a background of shapes patterned in dots, dashes and zig-zags, unframed, 16 x 8 1/2 in.

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.