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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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Tree with Shoes, plate 4 from Topiary, The Art of Improving Nature

1998
Etching, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 29 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. (75.6 x 55.2 cm)
S. 38 7/8 x 27 7/8 in. (98.7 x 70.8 cm)

signed, dated `98' and annotated 'Hors Commerce' in pencil (aside from the edition 28 and 10 artist's proofs), published by Julie Sylvester Cabot and the Whitney Museum of American Art Editions, New York, framed.

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