Louise Bourgeois - Evening & Day Editions London Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Phillips
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    Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 126/V

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    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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Untitled (Holiday Laurel)

Drypoint in blue, on heavy wove paper, with full margins.
I. 25.5 x 19 cm (10 x 7 1/2 in.)
S. 46 x 32 cm (18 1/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

Signed, dated, and dedicated in the lower margin and numbered 35/100 in pencil (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by the artist, unframed.

£1,500 - 2,000 ‡♠

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 June 2017