Louise Bourgeois - Saturday@Phillips New York Saturday, December 1, 2007 | Phillips
  • Artist Biography

    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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Harlem Family Institute

1999
Aquatint.
16 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (42.5 x 34.9 cm).
Initialed, dated and numbered lower edge. This work is from an edition of 50.

Estimate
$1,800 - 2,500 

Sold for $2,250

Saturday@Phillips

1 Dec 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York