Details & Cataloguing

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Louise Bourgeois
1911 - 2010
inscribed with the artist's monogram and numbered 2/6 on the lowest wedge

painted bronze

160 by 53.3 by 41cm.; 63 by 30 by 16⅛in.
Conceived in 1950 and cast in 1990, this work is number 2 from an edition of 6.
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Galerie Karten Greve, Cologne (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired directly from the above present owner

Catalogue Note

"The Personages, the most distinct group of Bourgeois' early work, have only been recently recognised as an outstanding contribution to the history of sculpture in the Twentieth century. Although Bourgeois has developed her works in unprecedented directions after 1955, constantly shifting to new concepts, styles and materials, the Personages provide the key to crucial themes and concerns of her entire body of work."

Josef Helfenstein, 'Personages: Animism versus Modernist Sculpture' in: Exhibition Catalogue, London, Tate Modern, Louise Bourgeois, 2009, p. 207

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