Louise Bourgeois - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, October 28, 2013 | Phillips
  • Catalogue Essay

    La Nausée;Spiral Woman;La Réparation;M is for Mother;The Couple;Cocoon; andThe Happy House

    I have been to Hell and back and let me tell you it was wonderful.
    Louise Bourgeois

  • 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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La Réparation

The complete set of seven etching and engravings (three with red), on Hahnemühle paper, with full margins,
all I. various sizes
all S. 17 x 15 in (43.2 x 38.1 cm) (some horizontal)

all signed, dated `2003' and numbered 18/35 in pencil (there were also 7 artist's proofs), printed and published by Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York, all in very good condition, all framed.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $35,000

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Evening & Day Editions

New York 28 October 2013 10am & 6pm