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He Disappeared into Complete Silence, 1947-2005

Suite of eleven engravings with hand coloring; original text pages and colophon printed in 1947, in cloth bound folio
10 × 14 in
25.4 × 35.6 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
$185,000
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Provenance
Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
New York
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Louise Bourgeois released He Disappeared into Complete Silence in 1947 with an announced edition of …

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Louise Bourgeois released He Disappeared into Complete Silence in 1947 with an announced edition of 54 copies, but never completed it. Only 12 copies have since been located. This publication, issued to benefit the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at The Museum of Modern Art, completes that edition. Included …

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Books and Portfolios
Condition
Mint condition, new
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered on colophon page. Each print initialed LB in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Image rights
© 2018 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
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Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
New York
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Louise Bourgeois released He Disappeared into Complete Silence in 1947 with an announced edition of …

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Louise Bourgeois released He Disappeared into Complete Silence in 1947 with an announced edition of 54 copies, but never completed it. Only 12 copies have since been located. This publication, issued to benefit the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at The Museum of Modern Art, completes that edition. Included …

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Medium
Books and Portfolios
Condition
Mint condition, new
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered on colophon page. Each print initialed LB in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Image rights
© 2018 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.

He Disappeared into Complete Silence, 1947-2005

Suite of eleven engravings with hand coloring; original text pages and colophon printed in 1947, in cloth bound folio
10 × 14 in
25.4 × 35.6 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
$185,000
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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