Louise Nevelson


During May and June of 1963, Louise Nevelson completed twenty-six lithographs. Nevelson employed several unusual techniques to create her images. The gum stop-out technique was frequently used to create textures. Lace and course materials painted with gum were pressed against the stones, then applied over the stopped-out surface. Textures were also made by pressing materials into tusche, then onto the stones and blotting with lithotine soaked paper. Textures created on transfer paper were often cut and transferred to stone as collage.

The artist collaborated with printer-fellows John Dowell, Irwin Hollander, Aris Koutroulis, Jason Leese, and Kenneth Tyler, under the supervision of technical director Buhoslav Horak.