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Louise Bourgeois
1911 - 2010
LE PÈRE
signed with the artist's monogram
steel and fabric
35.6 by 40.6 by 30.5cm.;14 by 16 by 12in.
Executed in 1998.
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Provenance

Galerie Karsten Greve, St. Moritz
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

London, Tate Modern; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne; New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art; Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Louise Bourgeois, 2007-9, p. 288, no. 275, illustrated in colour

Literature

Maurie-Laure Bernadac, Louise Bourgeois, Paris 2004, p.166, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

 "What frightened me was that at the dinner table, my father would go on and on, showing off, aggrandizing himself. And the more he showed off, the smaller we felt."

The artist cited in: Exhibition Catalogue, London, Tate Modern, Louise Bourgeois, 2009, p. 102

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