Jeunesse (Youth)

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Jeunesse (Youth)

1944
I. 5 x 7 1/2 in. (12.7 x 19.1 cm) S. 7 7/8 x 11 3/8 in. (20 x 28.9 cm)
Etching aquatint and drypoint, on wove paper, with full margins.
Signed, dated, titled, inscribed 'Youth' in pencil and 'Je suis lá, et tu ne vois pas.' (I am here, but you do not see me.) in black ink, and numbered 5/7 in pencil, one of six known variants of the tenth (final) state, framed.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Place Advance Bid

Contact Specialist
Kelly Troester
Worldwide Co-Head of Editions, Modern
+1 212 940 1221

Cary Leibowitz
Worldwide Co-Head of Editions, Contemporary
+1 212 940 1222

Jannah Greenblatt
Specialist
+1 212 940 1332

General Enquiries
+1 212 940 1220

  • Condition Report

  • Literature

    Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 418/X

  • Artist Bio

    Louise Bourgeois

    French-American • 1911 - 2010

    Known for her idiosyncratic style, Louise Bourgeois was a pioneering and iconic figure of twentieth and early twenty-first century art. Untied to an art historical movement, Bourgeois was a singular voice, both commanding and quiet.

    Bourgeois was a prolific printmaker, draftsman, sculptor and painter. She employed diverse materials including metal, fabric, wood, plaster, paper and paint in a range of scale — both monumental and intimate. She used recurring themes and subjects (animals, insects, architecture, the figure, text and abstraction) as form and metaphor to explore the fragility of relationships and the human body. Her artworks are meditations of emotional states: loneliness, jealousy, pride, anger, fear, love and longing.

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Jeunesse (Youth)

1944
I. 5 x 7 1/2 in. (12.7 x 19.1 cm) S. 7 7/8 x 11 3/8 in. (20 x 28.9 cm)
Etching aquatint and drypoint, on wove paper, with full margins.
Signed, dated, titled, inscribed 'Youth' in pencil and 'Je suis lá, et tu ne vois pas.' (I am here, but you do not see me.) in black ink, and numbered 5/7 in pencil, one of six known variants of the tenth (final) state, framed.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Place Advance Bid

Contact Specialist
Kelly Troester
Worldwide Co-Head of Editions, Modern
+1 212 940 1221

Cary Leibowitz
Worldwide Co-Head of Editions, Contemporary
+1 212 940 1222

Jannah Greenblatt
Specialist
+1 212 940 1332

General Enquiries
+1 212 940 1220

Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 17 October 2017

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