Louise Bourgeois, ‘Paris Review’, 1994, Christie's

Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 28/35 (there were also ten artist's proofs), published by The Paris Review, New York, with full margins, two ½-in. areas of pale moisture staining in the left margin, creasing in places at the sheet edges
Image: 31 5/8 x 23 5/8 in. (803 x 600 mm.)
Sheet: 36 ½ x 27 ¾ in. (927 x 705 mm.)

Wye 567/VIII

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