Louise Bourgeois, ‘Ode à Ma Mère (Ode to My Mother) (MoMA 4b-12b)’, 1995, Print, The complete set of nine drypoints, eight with selective wiping, one with monoprinting and embossing, on Dieu Donné paper, with full margins., Phillips
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Louise Bourgeois

Lot 19

Ode à Ma Mère (Ode to My Mother) (MoMA 4b-12b), 1995

The complete set of nine drypoints, eight with selective wiping, one with monoprinting and embossing, on Dieu Donné paper, with full margins.
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Estimated value: $30,000–$50,000
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all I. various sizes
all S. 11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. (29.5 x 29.5 cm)

Published by Les Éditions du …

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All signed, dated and numbered 19/45 in pencil (there was also a book edition of 90 and 35 hors commerce in Roman numerals)
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.

Louise Bourgeois, ‘Ode à Ma Mère (Ode to My Mother) (MoMA 4b-12b)’, 1995, Print, The complete set of nine drypoints, eight with selective wiping, one with monoprinting and embossing, on Dieu Donné paper, with full margins., Phillips
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all I. various sizes
all S. 11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. (29.5 x 29.5 cm)

Published by Les Éditions du Solstice, Paris, all framed.

Medium
Condition
Signature
All signed, dated and numbered 19/45 in pencil (there was also a book edition of 90 and 35 hors commerce in Roman numerals)
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.

Louise Bourgeois

Lot 19

Ode à Ma Mère (Ode to My Mother) (MoMA 4b-12b), 1995

The complete set of nine drypoints, eight with selective wiping, one with monoprinting and embossing, on Dieu Donné paper, with full margins.
Phillips
Estimated value: $30,000–$50,000
Starting bid
$24,000

This auction has a buyer's premium.
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08d  03h  38m  39s
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