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    Sale 11798

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    30 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 153

    Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)


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    Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)
    signed with artist’s initials ‘L. B.’ (lower right)
    oil on panel
    8 1/8 x 9 7/8in. (20.5 x 25.2cm.)
    Executed in 1994

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    ‘My best friend was my mother and she was deliberate, clever, patient, soothing, reasonable, dainty, subtle, indispensable, neat, and useful as a spider’
    (L. Bourgeois, Ode à ma mère, suite of nine prints with text in portfolio, 1995).

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    Collection of the Artist.
    Robert Miller Gallery, New York.
    Karsten Greve Galerie, St. Moritz.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003.

    Pre-Lot Text



    Ninety, no. 15, 1994 (illustrated, p. 63).
    B. Catoir and M. J. Jacob, Louise Bourgeois, Cologne 1999 (illustrated, p. 185).


    New York, The Brooklyn Museum, Louise Bourgeois: The Locus of Memory, Works 1982-1994, 1994-1996. This exhibition later travelled to Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art; Prague, Galerie Rudolfinum and Montreal, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montreal.
    Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Louise Bourgeois: Sculptures, Environnements, Dessins 1938-1995, 1995.
    Hamburg, Deichtorhallen, Louise Bourgeois. Der Ort des Gedächtnisses Skulpturen, Environments und Zeichnungen. 1946-1995, 1996.