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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Receuil des Secrets

Etching and aquatint in colors, on wove paper, with full margins, plus book with printed book plate,
8 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. (21.6 x 14.9 cm)
the print signed and numbered 32/40 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs), the book plate signed with initials and numbered 94/300 in pencil, published by Salon Verlag, Cologne, in very good condition, loose, contained in original brown portfolio box with Latin and image embossed on the front in gold (minor wear).

$3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $5,000

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York