Create your first list.

A way to share and manage lots.

  • Literature

    The Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 6b, 7b and 10b

  • 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.

    View More Works

35

Ode à ma mère (Ode to My Mother): three plates

1995
Three drypoints, on Dieu Donné paper, with full margins.
two I. 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (21.6 x 15.9 cm)
one I. 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
all S. 11 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (30.2 x 30.2 cm)

All signed with initials and numbered XVII/XXXV in pencil (an hors commerce, the edition was 45, there was also an illustrated book version), published by Les Éditions du Solstice, Paris, all framed.

Estimate
$9,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $12,500

Contact Specialist
Kelly Troester
Worldwide Co-Head of Editions, Modern
+1 212 940 1221

Cary Leibowitz
Worldwide Co-Head of Editions, Contemporary
+1 212 940 1222

Jannah Greenblatt
Specialist
+1 212 940 1332

General Enquiries
+1 212 940 1220

Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 17 October 2017