Louise Bourgeois - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gift of the artist

  • Literature

    Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 151

  • Catalogue Essay

    Bourgeois created prints as holiday gifts for a circle of friends. Toi et Moi was the holiday gift for 2006.

  • 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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Toi et moi (MoMA 151)

Screenprint in black and red, on woven fabric, the full sheet.
S. 8 x 10 3/4 in. (20.3 x 27.3 cm)
With printed initials in red ink and numbered 54/125 in black ink (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by the artist, unframed.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $7,620

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 18 - 20 April 2023