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The Loved Hand, Conceived in 1967 and cast in 1990

Bronze
9 × 12 1/10 × 8 in
22.9 × 30.8 × 20.3 cm
Edition 3/6 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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P
Phillips

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Residing in the same private collection since its acquisition in 1990, the …

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From the Catalogue:
Residing in the same private collection since its acquisition in 1990, the present lot belongs to a pivotal, transitional period in Louise Bourgeois’s sculptural career. In the early 1960s, Bourgeois began to move away from her upright Personages in favor of more flexible mediums, like plaster and …

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Stamped with the artist's initials, number and the Modern Art Foundry mark "MAF 3/6 L.B." on the reverse
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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From the Catalogue:
Residing in the same private collection since its acquisition in 1990, the …

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From the Catalogue:
Residing in the same private collection since its acquisition in 1990, the present lot belongs to a pivotal, transitional period in Louise Bourgeois’s sculptural career. In the early 1960s, Bourgeois began to move away from her upright Personages in favor of more flexible mediums, like plaster and …

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Stamped with the artist's initials, number and the Modern Art Foundry mark "MAF 3/6 L.B." on the reverse
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.

The Loved Hand, Conceived in 1967 and cast in 1990

Bronze
9 × 12 1/10 × 8 in
22.9 × 30.8 × 20.3 cm
Edition 3/6 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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