Sainte Sébastienne

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Peter Blum, New York
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 1992

  • Literature

    Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 504.2/VII

  • Artist Bio

    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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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Sainte Sébastienne

1992
Drypoint, on smooth wove paper, with full margins.
I. 98.5 x 78.2 cm (38 3/4 x 30 3/4 in.)
S. 120 x 94.1 cm (47 1/4 x 37 in.)

Signed and numbered 28/50 in pencil, version 2 (of 2) and state VII (of VII) (there were also 10 hors commerce impressions and 5 printer's proofs), published by Peter Blum Edition, New York, framed.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 ‡ ♠

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London Auction 12 September 2019