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  • 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 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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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