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Lorser Feitelson Untitled (Black and White), 1971 screenprint in colors on wove paper 44 1/2 x 36 inches (framed)   ARTIST BIO Lorser Feitelson was born on the East Coast and studied in New York and Paris before moving to Southern California, where he rose to prominence in the 1950s as one of the founders of Hard Edge Painting. Feitelson was profoundly influenced by the work of Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, and the Italian Futurists, and he began his career producing formally experimental figurative drawings and paintings. By the 1940s he was painting geometric abstractions that he called “magical space forms”—restrained counterpoints to the Abstract Expressionism of the New York School. He continued to hone and reduce his style so that he was eventually producing single lines of paint in open fields of canvas.   Submit Inquiry Below hbspt.forms.create({ region: "na1", portalId: "22383903", formId: "391f530e-59f4-4ad0-81cb-e54bea6411d6" }); ...

Louise Nevelson Sky Gate II, 1982 cast paper relief diptych, ed. 53/90 38 x 24 inches (framed, each)   ARTIST BIO Louise Nevelson, a leading sculptor of the twentieth century, pioneered site-specific and installation art with her monochromatic wood sculptures made of box-like structures and nested objects. Nevelson emigrated with her family from czarist Russia to the United States in 1905, settling in Rockland, Maine. By 1920, she had moved to New York City, where she studied drama and later enrolled at the Art Students League. Throughout the early 1930s, Nevelson traveled across Europe and briefly attended Hans Hofmann’s school in Munich, returning to New York in 1932 where she studied once again with Hofmann. She received her first one-person exhibition at the Nierendorf Gallery, New York, in 1941—the first of several with the gallery throughout a decade punctuated by travels to Europe, explorations in printmaking, and work at the Sculpture Center in New York. By the late 1940s and early 1950s, Nevelson had traveled to Guatemala and Mexico to view Pre-Colombian art and began to produce a series of wood landscape sculptures. In 1977, Nevelson was commissioned to create a sculpture titled "Sky Gate" for the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York. She was inspired by a New York skyline view during a flight from New York to Washington. She intended to capture the "windows of New York" among its skyline. The sculpture was destroyed during the September 11 attacks. In "Sky Gate II", Nevelson used a cast paper technique where paper...

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