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    Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 998.1/V (illustrated)

  • 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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He Disappeared into Complete Silence: Untitled (Ceiling Floating), alternative plate

1946-47
Unique engraving and drypoint, on smooth wove paper, with full margins.
I. 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
S. 10 x 6 5/8 in. (25.4 x 16.8 cm)

Inscribed 'Plate' in pencil by the artist, state V (of VI), one of six unpublished proofs printed by the artist at Atelier 17, New York, an alternative and additional plate not included in the 1947 version of the illustrated book, framed.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $15,000

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New York Auction 25 October 2019