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Femme, 2008

Archival dye on fabric with glass beads
27 × 20 in
68.6 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 9 variants
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Signed in pencil on back: Louise Bourgeois
Publisher
Carolina Nitsch
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© 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY
Louise Bourgeois
French-American, 1911–2010
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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.

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About the work
Provenance
Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in pencil on back: Louise Bourgeois
Publisher
Carolina Nitsch
Image rights
© 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY
Louise Bourgeois
French-American, 1911–2010
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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.

Femme, 2008

Archival dye on fabric with glass beads
27 × 20 in
68.6 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 9 variants
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
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