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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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Anatomy portfolio

The complete set of twelve works comprised of eleven etchings and one collage of metal and plastic fastener, the prints on wove paper and the collage on colored blue paper,
all I. various sizes;
ten S. 19 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. (49.5 x 35.9 cm);
one large S. 25 x 18 1/8 in. (63.5 x 46 cm);
fastener S. 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)

all signed with initials and all but the collage annotated `B.A.T.' in pencil (aside from the edition of 44 and 10 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Peter Blum Edition, New York, all in excellent condition, all unframed.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $31,250

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York