Louise Bourgeois - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | Phillips

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    Museum of Modern Art Cat No. 919.2

  • 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 Olive Branch, from L'Art pour la paix (Art for Peace) portfolio (MoMA 919.2)

Lithograph in colours, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 33.5 x 27 cm (13 1/4 x 10 5/8 in.)
S. 40.7 x 29.9 cm (16 x 11 3/4 in.)

Signed with initials and numbered 140/146 in pencil (there were also 22 artist's proofs), published by Les Méditerranées Médiatrices de la Paix, France (with their blindstamp), unframed.

£3,000 - 5,000 ‡♠

Sold for £5,080

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 17 - 18 January 2024