Louise Bourgeois - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Cheim & Read, New York
    Baumgartner Galleries Inc., Washington DC
    Robert Miller Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Swiss Institute, Louise Bourgeois, Meret Oppenheim, Ilse Weber: Drawings and Works on Paper, May 28 - July 3, 1999
    Ontario, Art Gallery of Ontario, Present Tense, May 27 - August 30, 1998

  • Artist Biography

    Louise Bourgeois

    French-American • 1911 - 2010

    Known for her idiosyncratic style, Louise Bourgeois was a pioneering and iconic figure of 20th and early 21st century art. A prolific sculptor, printmaker, draftsman, and painter, Bourgeois has been linked to Surrealism and Feminist art, though she developed a singular voice that betrays firm categorization to a specific art historical movement. Her artworks have been widely understood as visceral meditations of subjective states, such as loneliness, jealousy, pride, anger, fear, love, and longing. Employing diverse materials including metal, fabric, wood, plaster, paper, and paint in both intimate and monumental scales, 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. Bourgeois’ works reside in major institutional collections around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Tate, London.

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Untitled (Double Sided)

ink and pencil on paper
9 x 11 3/4 in. (22.9 x 29.8 cm)
Initialed "LB" lower right and upper left.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $27,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

16 November 2012
New York