LOUISE BONNET (B. 1970)
LOUISE BONNET (B. 1970)
LOUISE BONNET (B. 1970)
LOUISE BONNET (B. 1970)
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LOUISE BONNET (B. 1970)

Lost at Sea

Details
LOUISE BONNET (B. 1970)
Lost at Sea
signed with artist's initials and dated 'LB 19' (on the reverse)
oil on linen
101.6 x 76.2 cm. (40 x 30 in.)
Painted in 2019
Provenance
Galerie Max Hetzler, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Exhibited
London, Galerie Max Hetzler, Louise Bonnet: New Works, 16 January-29 February 2020.
Special notice
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Lot Essay

‘You’re not challenged by the figure or the character looking back at you. There are no eyes [in my work] because that sucks up all the attention. I could never look at someone being shamed if I had to deal with their feelings of me looking at them.’ - Louise Bonnet
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