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Lot 34: - Louise Bourgeois , Clamart Other

Est: $3,500,000 USD - $4,500,000 USDSold:
Sotheby'sNovember 11, 2008New York, NY, US

Item Overview

Description

stamped signed and dated 1968 marble and wood

Dimensions

47 x 29 x 30 in. 119.4 x 73.7 x 76.2 cm.

Artist or Maker

Exhibited


St. Paul du Vence, Foundation Maeght, L'Art Vivant aux Etats-Unis, July - September 1970, p. 119, illustrated
New York, Xavier Fourcade Gallery, Louise Bourgeois Sculpture: The Middle Years 1955 - 1970, September - October 1980
Chicago, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Louise Bourgeois, Femme Maison, May - June 1981, cat. no. 26, illustrated on the cover
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Louise Bourgeois, November 1982 - February 1983, pl. 120, p. 86, illustrated
Des Moines Art Center, extended loan, September 1996 - August 2008


Literature

Exh. Cat., Milan, Fondazione Prada, Louise Bourgeois: Blue Days and Pink Days, 1997, p. 131, illustrated (a marble atelier in New York)
Mâhki Xenakis, The Blind Leading the Blind (Lycée Fénelon), Paris, 1998, p. 68, illustrated
Thomas McEvilley, Sculpture in the Age of Doubt, New York, 1999, p. 245, illustrated

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kolin, New York (acquired directly from the artist in 1981)
Pace Wildenstein, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in July 1996

Notes

``Bourgeois' paternal grandparents [Albertine Marie and Jacques Désiré Bourgeois] lived in Clamart, a little town in Hauts-de-Seine, south-west of Paris. Every Sunday, Louis and Joséphine Bourgeois took their children, Henriette, Louise and Pierre, to lunch at Jacques and Albertine's house. A photograph taken in 1912 shows the whole family, with uncles, aunts and cousins gathered in the garden of the house. ...On her death in 1932, Louise Bourgeois's mother was buried in Clamart cemetery.'' (Exh. Cat., London, The Tate Gallery, Louise Bourgeois, 2007, p. 81)

Auction Details

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

by
Sotheby's
November 11, 2008, 12:00 PM EST

1334 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10021, US