Medium
Condition
Mint condition
Signature
Incised with edition number and LB 1996
Image rights
© 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY

In her wildly inventive practice, Louise Bourgeois explored materiality, gender norms, and the depths of her own psychology. While the artist is often associated with her feminine forms, giant spider sculptures, “cell” installations, and other three-dimensional works, Bourgeois’s expansive, idiosyncratic practice also embraced painting, fiber art, printmaking, and books. Her omnivorous approach to media and contorted explorations of bodily experience incorporated feminist themes and aspects of Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism, though Bourgeois was never formally affiliated with any particular movement. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others. Her pieces are included in numerous public collections and have sold for tens of millions on the secondary market. Bourgeois began exhibiting in the 1940s and made art for over 70 years.

High auction record
US$32.1m, Christie's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Louise BourgeoisICA Miami
2017
Louise BourgeoisMASS MoCA
Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding PortraitThe Museum of Modern Art
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Fallen Woman, 1996

Painted porcelain and polished gold
3 1/4 × 3 1/4 × 11 3/4 in
8.3 × 8.3 × 29.8 cm
Edition of 25
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US$25,000
Location
New York
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Medium
Condition
Mint condition
Signature
Incised with edition number and LB 1996
Image rights
© 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY

In her wildly inventive practice, Louise Bourgeois explored materiality, gender norms, and the depths of her own psychology. While the artist is often associated with her feminine forms, giant spider sculptures, “cell” installations, and other three-dimensional works, Bourgeois’s expansive, idiosyncratic practice also embraced painting, fiber art, printmaking, and books. Her omnivorous approach to media and contorted explorations of bodily experience incorporated feminist themes and aspects of Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism, though Bourgeois was never formally affiliated with any particular movement. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others. Her pieces are included in numerous public collections and have sold for tens of millions on the secondary market. Bourgeois began exhibiting in the 1940s and made art for over 70 years.

High auction record
US$32.1m, Christie's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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