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Louise Nevelson: The Way I Think Is Collage.

Published by Galerie Gmurzynska with text by Robert Indiana, Bill Katz and Anyhony Haden-Guest. 2012.

This is a beautiful book. The design is excellent. The quality of the reproductions is outstanding. It is not a scholarly book, it’s a showcase for what is often an overlooked part of her body of work. For those of us who know Louise Nevelson only for her large, monochromatic wall pieces these collages are a real treat.

Although Nevelson claimed not to have known about Kurt Schwitters’ work – his work with found material predates hers and their careers overlap – I wonder if there is any debt owed Schwitters.

Here are two images from the book. My scanner does not do them justice, not to mention the book is bigger than my scanner bed so I suppose I’m really doing them a disservice.


Nev02 by Crussol12  Nev03 by Crussol12

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ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this, I'll have to check it out.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
I love Nevelson, have seen her work in several cities, had no idea about her collages. Thanks, Ken!
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
You're welcome.
Nice surprise, eh?
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes indeed!

Speaking of surprising collage artists, I'm thinking you probably have seen Louis Armstrong's book - from 2009. His work is more pictorial but it's "real" collage and pretty great. I don't own a copy myself... might have to pick one up now that I think about it.
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Just did a quick check and found this [link] article in the Paris Review.
Also, the only book I've found so far is written in French. Does that sound familiar?
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Good article. There's a book in English too [link]
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks for the link.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
:salute:
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
No,I didn't know about Armstrong's book. I'll check into it. Thanks for the tip.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
:handshake:
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
- thanks for the information - I was only aware of her black box assemblages ( grew up in Detroit - and The Art Institute had a lot of her sculptural work ) - will have to check out her collages !
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Same here (well, not the growing up in Detroit part).
The collages were a real surprise and I think worth checking out.
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I shall attempt to check it out - but Art Book Stores are falling like dominos these days --- did you ever check out the reviews on art books- on Amazon ? - there usually aren't any .
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