Louise Nevelson in L.A.: Tamarind Workshop Lithographs from the 1960s

Art of the Americas Building, Level 3
January 24, 2015–May 17, 2015

Sculptor Louise Nevelson, known for her monochromatic wall assemblages made of wood, came to Los Angeles from New York in 1963 and again in 1967 to make prints at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop. This installation of works from LACMA’s collection features a selection of lithographs from a total of 42 works made by the artist at this historic print workshop during a period of unprecedented artistic innovation. Nevelson’s prints demonstrate a creative use of everyday materials (such as lace, rags, and cheesecloth) and irregularly shaped paper, while exploiting the nature of prints as multiples to make “constructions” that explore notions of seriality and reflection.

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1967, Edition of 20, Lithograph, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum Purchase with County Funds (67.8.73), © Louise Nevelson Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.