Louise Bourgeois - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 2009 | 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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Triptych for the Red Room

The complete set of three aquatints with etching in colors, on Hahnemühle paper, with full margins,
center I. 18 3/4 x 35 1/2 in. (47.6 x 90.2 cm);
center S. 28 x 42 1/4 in. (71.1 x 107.3 cm);
right I. 19 x 29 1/4 in. (48.3 x 74.3 cm);
right S. 28 x 37 1/2 in. (71.1 x 95.3 cm)
left I. 19 x 23 3/4 in. (48.3 x 60.3 cm);
left S. 28 x 32 1/4 in. (71.1 x 81.9 cm)

all signed and numbered 23/30 (right numbered 14/30) in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Peter Blum Edition, New York, all in very good condition, all framed.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $15,000

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York