Lot 183
  • 183

LOUISE BOURGEOIS | Couple

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 GBP
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Description

  • Louise Bourgeois
  • Couple
  • signed with the artist's initials 
  • gouache on paper
  • 59.6 by 45.7 cm. 23 1/2 by 18 in.
  • Executed in 2007.

Provenance

Hauser & Wirth, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

Exhibited

London, Hauser & Wirth, Louise Bourgeois: New Works, October - November 2007

Literature

Burh Elke and Pouran Esrafily, Grande Maman, Berlin 2010, p. 46, illustrated in colour

Condition

Colour : The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the red tone is slightly brighter and more vibrant in the original. Condition: This work is in very good condition. The sheet is hinged verso to the backing board in numerous places and undulates slightly. The upper horizontal edge is slightly unevenly cut. Extremely close inspection reveals dog ears to the two upper extreme corner tips and a tiny nick to the lower centre of the extreme right hand edge.
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