Louise Bourgeois - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Phillips
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    Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 926-935

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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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Homely Girl, A Life (MoMA 926-935)

The complete set of 10 drypoints, on Somerset paper, with full margins.
all I. 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (18.4 x 13.3 cm)
all S. 20 1/2 x 15 in. (52.1 x 38.1 cm)

All signed with initials and numbered 44/44 in pencil (there were also 10 in Roman numerals), published by Peter Blum Edition, New York, all framed.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $32,760

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19 - 21 April 2022