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

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    Museum of Modern Art 480.2

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    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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Bed (MoMA 480.2)

Etching, drypoint and engraving on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 16 3/8 x 19 1/2 in. (41.6 x 49.5 cm)
S. 20 3/4 x 23 5/8 in. (52.7 x 60 cm)

Signed and numbered 11/100 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by Village Care of New York, New York, unframed.

$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $4,410

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19 - 21 April 2022