Louise Bourgeois - New Now London Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Paris
    Artcurial, Paris, 1 June 2010, lot 216
    Private Collection
    Artcurial, Paris, 4 April 2017, lot 177
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    This drawing has been executed on the first page of a book by Harry Jancovici, editor of engraving portfolios.

  • Artist Biography

    Louise Bourgeois

    French-American • 1911 - 2010

    Known for her idiosyncratic style, Louise Bourgeois was a pioneering and iconic figure of 20th and early 21st century art. A prolific sculptor, printmaker, draftsman, and painter, Bourgeois has been linked to Surrealism and Feminist art, though she developed a singular voice that betrays firm categorization to a specific art historical movement. Her artworks have been widely understood as visceral meditations of subjective states, such as loneliness, jealousy, pride, anger, fear, love, and longing. Employing diverse materials including metal, fabric, wood, plaster, paper, and paint in both intimate and monumental scales, 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. Bourgeois’ works reside in major institutional collections around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Tate, London.

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signed with the artist's initials and inscribed 'BAT. LB' lower left
ballpoint pen on paper
27 x 22 cm (10 5/8 x 8 5/8 in.)
Executed circa 1998.

£8,000 - 12,000 

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New Now

London Auction 11 April 2019