Accompanied by two loose photographs. The garden of Anthony 1921 and The Bievre River 1951. Each initialed and numbered verso, printed on Verona paper. In slipcase; book also signed and numbered.11 ½ x 16 inches (30 x 40.6 cm). This is edition #35 of 95. Beginning her artistic practice in her native Paris, Louise Bourgeois was originally associated with Surrealism due to her integration of fantastic elements into her prints and sculptures. Upon moving to New York in 1938, Bourgeois focused primarily on sculpture, crafting biomorphic forms that curator Lucy Lippard has described as enacting the physicality of the body as experienced from within.
Bourgeoiss suggestive organ-like contours and early use of unconventional materials (like resin, latex, and cloth) allude to a tension between quintessentially male and female forms. This recurrent interrogation of the male/female dialectic aligns Bourgeois with the Feminist movement, but her work has also been examined through the lens of Abstract Expressionism, as she exhibited with artists such as Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.
Born in 1911 in Paris, Louise Bourgeois was raised in a household that famously included her father's mistress, who was also Louise's nanny. She studied philosophy and mathematics before turning to art in 1934, and over the next few years studied at various art academies and in the atelier of Fernand Leger, among others.
She moved to New York in 1938 with her new husband, American art historian Robert Goldwater. Showing was in a print exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, and over the next 50 years, she exhibited consistently in solo and group shows. In 1982, Bourgeois was the subject of the first retrospective ever given to a woman artist at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and her work has remained in the spotlight ever since. The item "Louise Bourgeois, Ode a la Bievre (Limited edition), 2007 Book with 2 signed p" is in sale since Tuesday, October 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Photographs".The seller is "carolinanitsch" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.