Louise Bourgeois - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 23, 2008 | Phillips

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  • 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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Receuil des Secrets Set

Etching and aquatint in pink and red, on wove paper, with full margins, plus reproductive book plate and book,
8 3/8 x 5 7/8 in. (21.3 x 14.9 cm)
the etching signed and numbered 36/40 in pencil (the book plate signed with initials and also numbered), the book from the edition of 300 (of which 40 are the deluxe edition with etching), published by Salon Verlag, Cologne, the print loose and the book bound (as issued), aside from minor wear on the upper right corner of the book cover, all in very good condition, contained in original brown paper covered case with text embossed on the front.

$3,500 - 4,500 

Sold for $4,375

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York