Louise Bourgeois - Editions New York Tuesday, June 8, 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 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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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