Louise Bourgeois - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    David Procuniar, New York

  • Exhibited

    Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Louise Bourgeois: Recent Projects, 26 July - 30 September 2007

  • Catalogue Essay

    Other portfolios from this edition are held in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

  • 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 complete set of 19 screenprints in colours, on Stonehenge cream paper, the full sheets,
33 x 44.8 cm (13 x 17 5/8 in.)
all signed with initials on the front, annotated #1 through #19 consecutively and numbered 8/9 on the reverse, further signed and numbered on the colophon, all in pencil (there was also one artist's proof), published by Procuniar Workshop, New York, contained in the original pale blue fabric-covered portfolio.

£40,000 - 60,000 ‡♠

Sold for £47,500

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2016 2pm & 6pm