Louise Bourgeois - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Saturday, November 22, 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 20th and early 21st century art. A prolific sculptor, printmaker, draftsman, and painter, Bourgeois has been linked to Surrealism and Feminist art, though she developed a singular voice that betrays firm categorization to a specific art historical movement. Her artworks have been widely understood as visceral meditations of subjective states, such as loneliness, jealousy, pride, anger, fear, love, and longing. Employing diverse materials including metal, fabric, wood, plaster, paper, and paint in both intimate and monumental scales, 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. Bourgeois’ works reside in major institutional collections around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Tate, London.

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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