Louise Bourgeois - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Carolina Nitsch, New York

  • 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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Drypoint on unique cloth. 
30.5 × 30.5 cm (12 × 12 in).
Embroidered ‘LB’ lower right. This work is unique from a series of 13, of which 8 are editioned with Arabic numerals and 5 with Roman numerals.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £17,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

17 February 2012