Louise Bourgeois - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips
  • "I like the Rorschach effect here... it is like the optical illusion... others see things in it. It can be a toi, not a moi." "This is the pomegranate... it is the movement of twisting and squeezing out the juice of the pomegranate. All those interviewers squeezed me to exhaustion... so this was a remark on them. This can only happen to an over-achiever... an over-achiever wants to please... wants to please the teacher... she can't resist... she doesn't know how to say no. It is exhausting. When you are in the grip of Barbara Walters, you cannot fight back!"  Louise Bourgeois quoted in Deborah Wye and Carol Smith, The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, 1994, p. 229

    • Literature

      Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 567

    • 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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Paris Review (MoMA 567)

Etching and aquatint in colors with pochoir hand-coloring, on Somerset paper, with full margins.
I. 31 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. (80.6 x 59.7 cm)
S. 36 5/8 x 27 3/4 in. (93 x 70.5 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 27/35 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by The Paris Review, New York, framed.

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$6,000 - 9,000 

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New York Auction 24-26 October 2023