From the Archives: Louise Nevelson on the Mysteries of Her Work, in 1974


Currently on view at the Whitney Museum in New York is a Clémence White–curated exhibition of prints and drawings by Louise Nevelson, who’s best known for her large, monochromatic sculptures, many of which resemble machinery parts arranged in cabinet-like compartments. In addition, conservation is currently being done on a chapel that Nevelson designed for the Citigroup Center in Manhattan that opened in 1977. With both projects in mind, republished below is an interview the artist did with ARTnews, originally printed in the October 1974 issue.

“Louise Nevelson at 75: ‘I’ve never yet stopped digging daily for what life is about’ ”
By Barbaralee Diamonstein
October 1974