Louise Nevelson Lithograph with Embossing "Dusk in August" from Portfolio 9, 1967 (signed, numbered_
Louise Nevelson, Dusk in August, Lithograph with embossing, 1967, Hand Signed, titled and numbered by Louise Nevelson. Bears publishers' distinctive blindstamp.
Provenance: Original Portfolio 9, 84/100
Publisher: Irwin Hollander
17 inches by 22 inches
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This rare 1960s lithograph by Louise Nevelson was part of the legendary 'Portfolio 9' in 1967.
It came from the original Portfolio 9, which featured nine of the most important artists of the era, representative of the three major trends: Pop Art, Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism: Roy Lichtenstein, Saul Steinberg, Robert Motherwell, Henry Pearson, Louise Nevelson, Sam Francis, Willem de Kooning Richard Lindner and Ellsworth Kelly. All of the works, were housed in a gray cloth-colored box with maroon paper inner panels and a large maroon "9" - designed by Richard Lindner.
The Introduction to the portfolio was written by Una E. Johnson, Curator of Prints & Drawings, The Brooklyn Museum. Wrote Johnson in 1967 for the colophon page: "The artists were selected to demonstrate the great diversity and character of lithography in the United States today...the dialogue of diverse forms and many faceted idioms that compose this graphic journal mirror the eloquence and delight the strengths and caprices of a period. Furthermore, they reflect in fine measure the creative achievements of artists attuned to their time."
Nearly half a century later, this print has become more scarce, as so many of the 100 are already in the collections of major institutions world wide including the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art and the Albright Knox Gallery.
Nevelson's "Dusk in August" has superb provenance: it comes directly from 'Portfolio 9', numbered 84/100. This is the very first time since 1967 that this hand signed & numbered print will be separated from the original portfolio presentation box.
The print is in excellent condtion, never framed.
Unconditionally guaranteed authentic.
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