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The Smile, 2001

Lithograph, on wove paper, with full margins
11 × 8 3/5 in
27.9 × 21.9 cm
Edition 21/25 + 4AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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P
Phillips

Image: 8 3/4 x 7 in. (22.2 x 17.8 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 8 5/8 in. (27.9 x 21.9 cm)

Signed and numbered …

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Image: 8 3/4 x 7 in. (22.2 x 17.8 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 8 5/8 in. (27.9 x 21.9 cm)

Signed and numbered 21/25 in pencil (there were also 4 artist's proofs), published by the artist, framed.

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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

Image: 8 3/4 x 7 in. (22.2 x 17.8 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 8 5/8 in. (27.9 x 21.9 cm)

Signed and numbered …

Read more

Image: 8 3/4 x 7 in. (22.2 x 17.8 cm)
Sheet: 11 x 8 5/8 in. (27.9 x 21.9 cm)

Signed and numbered 21/25 in pencil (there were also 4 artist's proofs), published by the artist, framed.

Medium
Print
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 Smile, 2001

Lithograph, on wove paper, with full margins
11 × 8 3/5 in
27.9 × 21.9 cm
Edition 21/25 + 4AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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