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

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  • Literature

    Deborah Wye and Carol Smith 108

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The mood here is radically different…it is another world…it is an outsider…nobody wants it.” Louis Bourgeois

  • 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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Anatomy Portfolio: Untitled (Maggots)

Etching, on Somerset soft white paper, with full margins,
I. 7 x 4 7/8 in. (17.8 x 12.4 cm)
S. 19 1/2 x 14 in. (49.5 x 35.6 cm)

signed with initials and annotated `S.P.I. 2' in pencil (the edition was 44 plus 10 in Roman numerals), published by Peter Blum Edition, New York, minor creasing at the lower left sheet corner, a small pressure mark at the lower right margin, areas of skinning at the reverse of the upper corners, otherwise in very good condition, unframed. 

$1,500 - 2,500 

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York