Louise Bourgeois - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | Phillips
  • “This is friendly. The parts relate harmoniously but retain independence. They are close, but do not mix. Relating can be with or without touching... or bonding. To make a braid is to obey very strict rules... it is making order out of chaos.” 
    —Louise Bourgeois 

    • Literature

      Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 1043

    • 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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Untitled, from Anatomy (MoMA 1043)

Drypoint, on Somerset paper, with full margins.
I. 6 7/8 x 4 in. (17.5 x 10.2 cm)
S. 19 1/2 x 14 in. (49.5 x 35.6 cm)

Signed and numbered 'S.P.I. 2' in pencil (a SOLO Press impression, the edition was 44 and 10 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Peter Blum Edition, New York, unframed.

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