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    The Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 1041-1052

  • 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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Property from an Important New York Collection

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Anatomy

1990
The complete set of 12 prints, including 11 etchings and one multiple, on Somerset and blue wove paper, with full margins, all contained in the original mauve cloth-covered portfolio.
Portfolio 26 x 19 in. (66 x 48.3 cm)
All signed with initials and numbered 37/44 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Peter Blum Edition, New York.

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$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $31,250

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Editions and Works on Paper Including Works from the Piero Crommelynck Collection

New York Auction 18 April 2017