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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Lithograph and Iris multiple in colors, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 40 7/8 x 28 1/4 in. (103.8 x 71.8 cm)
S. 46 1/4 x 31 5/8 in. (117.5 x 80.3 cm)
multiple: 29 x 6 in. (73.7 x 15.2 cm)

signed with initials and numbered 38/50 in pencil (there were also 29 artist's proofs), published by Solo Impression, New York, rippling to the sheet, otherwise in very good condition, unframed.

$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $2,250

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York