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The Young Girl, 2006

Drypoint with collage and hand-coloring in watercolor and pencil, on Hahnemühle paper
14 2/5 × 20 1/2 in
36.5 × 52 cm
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MELVA BUCKSBAUM

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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.

Louise Bourgeois, ‘The Young Girl’, 2006, Christie's
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MELVA BUCKSBAUM

Signed in pencil, numbered 8/15 (there were also six artist's proofs), published by Carolina Nitsch Editions, New York, the full sheet, in good condition
Sheet: 14 ½ x 20 ½ in. (365 x 520 mm.)

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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.

The Young Girl, 2006

Drypoint with collage and hand-coloring in watercolor and pencil, on Hahnemühle paper
14 2/5 × 20 1/2 in
36.5 × 52 cm
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