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  • Provenance

    Gift of the artist

  • Literature

    Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 1108

  • 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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Woman

2004
Aquatint with red watercolor additions, on Twinrocker handmade paper, with full margins.
I. 17 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. (43.8 x 46.4 cm)
S. 29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in. (74.3 x 55.2 cm)

Signed, dedicated 'for Twin Rocker' on the front and annotated 'study 1/3' in pencil on the reverse (there was also an edition of 8 in Roman numerals and an edition of 6 printed in black in Arabic numerals), published by Osiris, New York, unframed.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $11,250

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 17 October 2017