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Louise Bourgeois
1911 - 2010
THE BIRTH
signed
gouache on paper
60 by 45 cm. 23 5/8 by 17 3/4 in.
Executed in 2007.
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Provenance

Phillips, New York, MOCA Los Angeles: Benefit Auction, 15 May 2008, Lot 10 (donated by the artist)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"A woman who carries packages is responsible for what she carries and they are very fragile, and she is totally responsible. Yes it is a fear of not being a good mother" (Louise Bourgeois cited in: Exh. Cat., London, Tate Modern, Louise Bourgeois, 2007, p. 175).

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