Kiew 1899 - 1988 New York
"I love to put things together. I've come to recognize that the way I think is collage." L. N. Louise Nevelson's many-faceted work culminated in the 1950s in the sculptural wall pieces, for which she became famous. The basic structure is made up of boxes, open at the front, which she stacked and accumulated to form architectural environments. They are filled with found objects of all kinds - backrests, bedposts, door handles etc. - the debris of civilisation, gathered by the artist, tirelessly collected on her forays through New York, stored in her house and laid out in her studio to form compositions. In the new context of a work of art - formed between the poles of caprice and artistic volition - the remains of our society unfold their own new poetry.
'I love to put things together. I've come to recognize that the way I think is collage.'
- Louise Nevelson