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Mirror-Shadow VIII

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A leading innovator in twentieth-century American sculpture, Nevelson began making the powerful wooden constructions for which she is best known when she was in her fifties. These sculptures are typically made of stacked boxes filled with fragments of carved wood and such found objects as...

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The artist; with PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York; to MFA, Boston, 1997

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Museum purchase with funds donated by Charlotte and Irving Rabb, Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum Lee, Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Acquisition Fund, and the Sophie M. Friedman Fund


© 2011 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.



289.6 x 266.7 x 99.1 cm (114 x 105 x 39 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood painted black


Contemporary Art