Louise Bourgeois - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Robert Miller Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1990

  • Exhibited

    Houston, McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Small Bronze, April 12 - May 14, 1983 (another example exhibited)
    San Francisco, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Louise Bourgeois, September 14 - October 22, 1983 (another example exhibited)
    Baltimore, George Dalsheimer Gallery, Contemporary Sculpture, October 1 - 30, 1987 (another example exhibited)
    Frankfurt, Frankfurter Kunstverein; Munich, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus; Musée d'art Contemporain de Lyon (no. 54, p. 120, another example illustrated); Barcelona, Fundación Tàpies; Kunstmuseum Bern; Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Louise Bourgeois: A Retrospective Exhibition, December 13, 1989 - July 8, 1991, no. 54, p. 118 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Vienna, Galerie Krinzinger, Louise Bourgeois 1939-89 Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, May 18 - June 12, 1990 (another example exhibited)
    Zurich, Galerie Lelong, Skulpturen, June 3 - July 31, 1993 (another example exhibited)
    Helsinki, Nyktaiteen Museo, ARS 95 Helsinki, February 11 - May 28, 1995 (another example exhibited)
    San Francisco, Gallery Paule Anglim, Louise Bourgeois, January 25 - March 2, 1996 (another example exhibited)
    Davos, Price-Waterhouse-Coopers, The New Encyclopedists: An Art Exhibition Shown During the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, January 30, 1999 (marble version exhibited)
    Buenos Aires, Fundación Proa; Sao Paulo, Instituto Tomie Ohtake; Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte Moderna, Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed, March 19 - November 13, 2011, no. 32, p. 181 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Literature

    Robert Storr, Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois, New York, 2016, p. 325 (plaster and shellac version illustrated)

  • 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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The Loved Hand

stamped with the artist's initials, number and the Modern Art Foundry mark "MAF 3/6 L.B." on the reverse
9 x 12 1/8 x 8 in. (22.9 x 30.8 x 20.3 cm.)
Conceived in 1967 and cast in 1990, this work is number 3 from an edition of 6 plus 1 artist's proof.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $70,800

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 May 2018