Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911)
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Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911)

Femme Maison

Details
Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911)
Femme Maison
signed with initials 'LB.' (lower right)
ink and gouache on paper
12¼ x 9¼ in. (31.1 x 23.5 cm.)
Executed circa 1947.
Provenance
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Literature
M.L. Bernadac, Louise Bourgeois, Paris, 1995, p. 25 (illustrated). T. Karjalainen, M. Tanninen-Mattila and M.L. Bernadec, Louise Bourgeois, Helsinki, 1995, p. 91 (illustrated).
L. Bourgeois and L. Rinder, Louise Bourgeois: Drawings & Observations, Berkeley and Boston, 1995.
L. Bourgeois, "Selected Diarty Notes: 1949-1987," Grand Street, Vol. 17, No. 1, 1998, pp. 29-38 (illustrated).
M. Xenakis, The Blind Leading the Blind (Lycée Fénelon), Paris, 1998, p. 24 (illustrated).
L. Bourgeois, "La Autoexpresión Es Sagrada Y Fatal," Arte Y Parte, Madrid, 1999, pp. 58-71, no. 23 (illustrated).
J. Gorovoy and D. Tilkin, Louise Bourgeois: Memory and Architecture, exh. cat., Museo Nacional Centro de Arte-Reina Sofia, Madrid, 1999, p. 41, no. 26 (illustrated).
M.L. Bernadec, Louise Bourgeois, Paris, 2006 (updated from the 1994 version), p. 67 (illustrated on the cover in color).
Exhibited
New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art and Akron Art Museum, Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, November 1982-January 1984, p. 98 (illustrated).
New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Louise Bourgeois: Drawings 1939-1987, January 1988, p. 60 (illustrated on the cover and within). Amsterdam, Museum Overholland, Louise Bourgeois: Works on Paper 1939-1988, October-December 1988. Tampa Museum of Art, Between Transcendence and Brutality: American Sculptural Drawings from the 1940s and 1950s, January-April 1994, p. 60 (illustrated). Paris, Musée National d'art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou and Helsinki City Art Museum Louise Bourgeois: Pensées-plumes, January-July 1995, p. 57 (illustrated).
University Art Museum Berkeley and New York, The Drawing Center, Louise Bourgeois: Drawings, January-June 1996.
New York, The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York Collections: Drawings and Watercolors 1900-1950, May-August 1999, no. 137.
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