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

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  • Literature

    Museum of Modern Art 547.2

  • Catalogue Essay

    The imagery of wrapped couples in this composition is related to a performance piece Bourgeois created in 1992. At that time, she executed a 178-foot long cloth banner with a red screen-printed text, titled "She Lost It." On December 5, 1992, the artist orchestrated a multi-part performance in Philadelphia with the banner as the centerpiece. The performance began with the banner fully wrapped around a single performer. Slowly the banner was unwrapped by other performers and re-wrapped around a standing and embracing couple.

  • 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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Lithograph in colors with gold acrylic hand additions, on Rives BFK paper, the full sheet,
S. 44 1/2 x 26 in. (113 x 66 cm)
signed and numbered 115/150 in pencil (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by Bermuda Editions, St. George, Bermuda, framed.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,500

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 26 October 2015