Louise Bourgeois - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, October 26, 2015 | Phillips

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    Museum of Modern Art 544 and 557

  • 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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Mirror for Red Room; and Insomnia

Two lithographs in red, on wove paper, with full margins,
mirror I. 23 1/8 x 17 in. (58.7 x 43.2 cm)
mirror S. 25 x 19 1/2 in. (63.5 x 49.5 cm)
insomnia I. 16 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (41.9 x 39.1 cm)
insomnia S. 19 1/2 x 25 in. (49.5 x 63.5 cm)

both signed and numbered `HC 4/5' and `HC 1/5' in pencil respectively (hors commerce, the editions were 25 and 5 artist's proofs), published by Fundaçao Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, both framed.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $9,375

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 26 October 2015