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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 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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Topiary, The Art of Improving Nature portfolio

The complete set of nine etchings with aquatint (some in colors), on Magnani Incisione paper, with full margins,
40 3/8 x 29 in. (102.6 x 73.7 cm)
all signed, dated `98' and numbered 9/28 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Julie Sylvester Cabot and the Whitney Museum of American Art Editions, New York, all in excellent condition, contained in original irredescent pink fabric-covered folder.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York