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Louise Berlianwsky Nevelson (1899-1988) Untitled/Sculpture for the American Book Award

Auction:
2830B
Lot:
371
Sold for:
$11,685$9,500

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Auction:
20th Century Design - 2830B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 20, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Louise Berlianwsky Nevelson (1899-1988) Untitled/Sculpture for the American Book Award Painted composition wood
United States, copyrighted 1980
Set within a narrow frame, the composition consists of a large square and triangle upon which are grouped various smaller curvilinear and cylindrical forms, identified on a label affixed to the back: "The Louise Nevelson Sculpture for the American Book Award in fiction to John Updike for Rabbit is Rich published by Alfred A. Knopf ed. 72 [copyright mark] Louise Nevelson 1980," ht. 15, wd. 15 5/8, dp. 3 in.

Provenance: By descent in the family of John Updike.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Good condition, traces of white (latex ?) paint adhering to exterior of lower frame element.


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Keywords

John Updike, the American Book Award, Louise Berlianwsky Nevelson, United States, Alfred A. Knopf, Louise Nevelson, paint adhering

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