Louise Bourgeois - Design London Wednesday, April 29, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    'zerocarat', Friedman Benda, New York, 11 December 2008-16 January 2009

  • 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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designed 1947-1948, executed c. 2000
White metal. 
17.1 x 19.7 x 5.1 cm. (6 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 2 in.)
Number 30 from an edition of 39. Impressed with ‘LB 30 / 39’.

£20,000 - 30,000 Ω


30 Apr 2009, 2pm