Nevelson Wearing Nevelson

Portrait of Louise Nevelson wearing two wooden necklaces and a bracelet in her living room/ Photograph by Ugo Mulas/ ca. 1965

“Our exhibition for Design Miami/ 2012, The Sculptress Adorns, presented a collection of jewels by female artists of widely diverse artistic styles from around the world. Among these works, we were especially excited to show a unique necklace, bracelet, and earrings made personally by Louise Nevelson for herself, which became all the more thrilling for us when we found photographs of her wearing them in this portrait by Ugo Mulas.These pieces are dramatic and severe, painted in her typical matte black and highlighted in gold, which are in sharp contrast to the colourful Surrealist works of Meret Oppenheim and Niki de St Phalle, and the more naturalistic pieces by Claude Lalanne.”

- Martine Haspeslagh

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