Louise Bourgeois - Modern & Contemporary Editions New York Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | Phillips

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  • 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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Hamlet and Ophelia

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, the full sheet,
S. 29 1/2 x 41 3/4 in. (74.9 x 106 cm)
signed in initials, dated '97' and numbered 17/50 in black pencil (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, in excellent condition, framed.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $6,000

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York