Louise Bourgeois, ‘Mother and Child I’, 2007, Sotheby's

Executed in 2007, this work is number 1 from an edition of 7, plus 3 artist's proofs.

Signature: stitched with the artist's initials; signed and numbered 1/7 on the reverse

Stockholm, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Louise Bourgeois: Prints, August - September 2009, cat. no. VI, illustrated
Seoul, Kukje Gallery, Louise Bourgeois: Les Fleurs, February - March 2010, p. 81 (another example exhibited)
Hassel, Triennale for Contemporary Art, Fashion and Design, Superbodies, February - May 2012 (another example exhibited)

Deborah Wye, Ed., Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books, New York 2012, cat. no. 241, illustrated in color in the ongoing online catalogue raisonné

Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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