Nevelson, Louise. ONE ANCIENT FIGURES. Baro 20. Etching and drypoint, 1953-55, editioned in 1965/1966. Titled "Personages", numbered 1/20 and signed in pencil. It is unclear whether this is part of the edition of 20 printed by Sironi in 1965/66, or of a projected edition printed by Nevelson at Ateleier 17; the variant title suggests the latter, as Nevelson's Atelier 17 prints tend to have variant titles, whereas the editioned prints have consistent titles. Likewise, the provenance also argues for it being an Atelier 17 print, as that collection consists of proofs printed by Nevelson and retained by her, rather than of editioned prints. 17 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches. In very good condition.
Provenance: 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 and her assistant, Ted Haseltine, who was aclose friend of Argentieri. He photographed Nevelson and her work, along with Haseltine, collected the wooden pieces from abandoned buildings and other locations which Nevelson used to create her sculptural assemblages.
Inventory # 13427

Price: $6,500.00