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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988)
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988)

Maquette for White Vertical Water

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988)
Maquette for White Vertical Water
painted wood construction
36 5/8 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (93 x 47.3 x 6 cm.)
Executed in 1972.
Commissioned from the artist and Pace Gallery, New York by the present owner, 1972
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Fifty Years of Collecting: An Anniversary Selection, Sculpture of the Modern Era, November 1987-March 1988.
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The present work is a maquette for White Vertical Water, owned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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“If you paint a thing black or you paint a thing white, it takes on a whole different dimension. The white and the black invite different forms…a state of mind enters into it…I feel that white permits a little something to enter. I do not know whether it’s a mood, probably it’s a little more light, just as you see it in the universe. The white is more festive. The forms have just that edge. For me, the black contains the silhouette, the essence of the universe. But the white has more freedom, it moves out a little bit into outer space.”
-Louise Nevelson

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