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  • Literature

    Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 978

  • 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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The Bad Mother (MoMA 978)

1998
Lithograph, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (29.2 x 22.2 cm)
S. 16 x 12 3/4 in. (40.6 x 32.4 cm)

Signed with initials, and numbered 'AP 18' in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 100), published by the artist, unframed.

Estimate
$1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for $3,528

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 11 March 2022