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    Sale 2049

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Morning Session

    13 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 212

    Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911)

    The Fingers

    Price Realised  


    Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911)
    The Fingers
    signed with initials, numbered and dated 'LB 3/6 94' (on the edge of one element)
    overall: 3 x 12½ x 8 in. (7.6 x 31.7 x 20.3 cm.)
    Conceived in 1968 and executed in 1998. This work is number three from an edition of six plus one artist proof.

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    Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Distinguished Post-War Collector


    Dia: Beacon, exh. cat., Dia Art Foundation, New York, 2003.
    Louise Bourgeois, exh. cat., Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, 2007, p. 29, pl. 7 (another example illustrated).
    Lynda Benglis Louise Bourgeois: Circa 70, exh. cat., Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, 2007.


    New York, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Elders of the Tribe, December 1986-January 1987 (another example exhibited).
    Warburg, Paulo Salvador Gallery, Apfelbaum/Bourgeois/Graves/Park/Putnam/Wharton, September-October 1986 (another example exhibited).
    Bridgehampton, Dia Art Foundation, Louise Bourgeois: Works from the Sixties, May-June 1989, p. 13 (another example illustrated).
    Frankfurter Kunstverein; Munich, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus; Lyon, Musée d'art Contemporain; Barcelona, Fondacion Tàpies; Bern, Kunstmuseum and Otterlo, Kröller-Muller Museum, Louise Bourgeois: A Retrospective Exhibition, December 1989-July 1991, p. 109 (another example illustrated).
    Galerie Krinzinger Wien, Louise Bourgeois 1939-1989 Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, May-June 1990 (another example exhibited).
    Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Louise Bourgeois, July-September 1994 (another example exhibited).
    Philadelphia, Locks Gallery, Louise Bourgeois, October-November 1994 (another example exhibited).
    Vaduz, Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstsammlung, 10 Jahre Neuerwerbungen der Liechtensteinischen Staatlichen Kunstsammlung, September-November 1998 (another example exhibited).
    Beacon, Dia Center for the Arts, Louise Bourgeois Installation at Inauguration of Dia: Beacon, May 2003 (long term loan; another example exhibited).
    New York, Cheim & Read, Circa Seventies, June-August 2007 (another example exhibited).