Louise Bourgeois, ‘Arched Figure’, 1993, DADA STUDIOS

'Arched Figure' Drypoint by Louise Bourgeois, 1993.

Published by Peter Blum Edition, New York.

Handsigned and numbered by the artist, on an limited edition of 50.

Plate 20.2 x 37.8 cm / sheet 39.5 x 56 cm

Series: From a limited serie of 50

Publisher: Peter Blum Edition, New York.

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About Louise Bourgeois

Beginning her artistic practice in her native Paris, Louise Bourgeois was originally associated with Surrealism due to her integration of fantastic elements into her prints and sculptures. Upon moving to New York in 1938, Bourgeois focused primarily on sculpture, crafting biomorphic forms that curator Lucy Lippard has described as enacting the physicality of the body as experienced from within. Bourgeois’s suggestive organ-like contours and early use of unconventional materials (like resin, latex, and cloth) allude to a tension between quintessentially male and female forms. This recurrent interrogation of the male/female dialectic aligns Bourgeois with the Feminist movement, but her work has also been examined through the lens of Abstract Expressionism, as she exhibited with artists such as Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.

French-American, 1911-2010, Paris, France, based in New York & Paris