Louise Bourgeois - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Phillips

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    Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 697/VI

  • 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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Hamlet and Ophelia (MoMA 697/VI)

Lithograph in colors with hand-coloring, on Arches paper, the full sheet.
S. 29 1/2 x 42 in. (74.9 x 106.7 cm)
Signed with initials, dated and numbered 'P.P. 1' in pencil (one of four printer's proofs, the edition was 50 and 20 artist's proofs), published by Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, unframed.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $7,560

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19 - 21 April 2022