Louise Bourgeois - Under the Influence London Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Paris

  • 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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Hamlet and Ophelia

colour lithograph
75 x 107 cm (29 1/2 x 42 1/8 in)
Initialed, dated and inscribed 'LB 97 SI2' lower right. This work is from an edition of 50 plus 20 artist's proofs and published by Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £5,000

Under the Influence

13 December 2012