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The Tropical Gardens, 1957

Louise Nevelson (American, b. Ukraine, 1899-1998)


© 2007 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; used with permission

Louise Nevelson (American, b. Ukraine, 1899-1998). The Tropical Gardens, 1957. Painted wood construction. 99 x 133 1/8 x 9 in. (251.5 x 338.1 x 22.9 cm). Gift of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, 1960.72. Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection.

© 2007 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

About the Show:

It only seems fitting that Grey Art Gallery, located within New York University's Washington Square Center, should boast an impressive collection of New York School works. After all, Greenwich Village was the preferred gathering place of many painters, sculptors and poets, way back when. Luckily, for those of us who missed those legendary gatherings, the Gallery has assembled a treasure trove of these artists' works from the 1950s and early 1960s, organized them thematically and sent them on the road. New York Cool: Painting and Sculpture from the NYU Art Collection features over 80 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints--all of which are worth any art lover's time.

Scheduled Venues:

Grey Art Gallery, New York University: April 22-July 19, 2008
The Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, Pennsylvania: September 16-December 14, 2008
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine: April 17-July 19, 2009
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga: August 23-October 25, 2009

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