After over three years of restoration work, Louise Nevelson’s Night Presence IV has been reinstalled at its home on Park Avenue near 92nd Street. The steel sculpture, measuring at 22-feet tall, is known as “one of the crown jewels” in New York City’s public art collection, and was originally donated by the artist in honor of her 50th anniversary of living and working in the city.
The conservation work was realized with support from Pace’s Milly Glimcher, who maintained a close relationship with Nevelson from 1964 until the artist’s death in 1988. As Lindsay Gellman of The Wall Street Journal writes, Glimcher “recalls that [in 1973] not all neighborhood residents were pleased with the sculpture at the time of its original installation. ‘But it has come to be very much loved.’”
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