Louise Bourgeois - Editions New York Monday, June 7, 2010 | 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 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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What is the Shape of the Problem?: Telephone Call from the Slammer

Diptych comprising one lithograph with linoblock in colors and one letterpress, on Arches paper, the full sheets,
both S. 12 x 17 in. (30.5 x 43.2 cm)
both signed and annotated `A.P. 6' in pencil (one of 11 artist's proofs, the edition was 25), published by Galerie Lelong, New York, both in very good condition, both framed.

$2,500 - 3,500 


8 June 2010
New York