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Ode à ma mère (Ode to My Mother): three plates, 1995

Three drypoints, on Dieu Donné paper, with full margins
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Phillips

Two images: 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (21.6 x 15.9 cm)
One image: 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
All sheets: 11 …

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Two images: 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (21.6 x 15.9 cm)
One image: 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
All sheets: 11 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (30.2 x 30.2 cm)

All signed with initials and numbered XVII/XXXV in pencil (an hors commerce, the edition was 45, there was also an illustrated book version), published by Les Éditions du Solstice, Paris, …

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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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Phillips

Two images: 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (21.6 x 15.9 cm)
One image: 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
All sheets: 11 …

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Two images: 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (21.6 x 15.9 cm)
One image: 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
All sheets: 11 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (30.2 x 30.2 cm)

All signed with initials and numbered XVII/XXXV in pencil (an hors commerce, the edition was 45, there was also an illustrated book version), published by Les Éditions du Solstice, Paris, …

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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.

Ode à ma mère (Ode to My Mother): three plates, 1995

Three drypoints, on Dieu Donné paper, with full margins
Bidding closed
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