Louise Bourgeois - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Marlborough Graphics, New York

  • Literature

    Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 4b-12b

  • 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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Ode à Ma Mère (Ode to My Mother) (MoMA 4b-12b)

The complete set of nine drypoints, eight with selective wiping, one with monoprinting and embossing, on Dieu Donné paper, with full margins.
all I. various sizes
all S. 11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. (29.5 x 29.5 cm)

All signed, dated and numbered 19/45 in pencil (there was also a book edition of 90 and 35 hors commerce in Roman numerals), published by Les Éditions du Solstice, Paris, all framed.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $68,040

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021