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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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2003/2008
Photogravure with Chine collé to wove paper, with full margins.
I. 7 1/2 x 10 in. (19.1 x 25.4 cm)
S. 15 1/4 x 16 3/8 in. (38.7 x 41.6 cm)

Signed, dated, annotated 'FH' (Felix Harlan) and numbered 29/65 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Harlan and Weaver, New York, framed.

Estimate
$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $7,500

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 23 - 24 July 2020