1911 - 2010
MOTHER AND CHILD I
stitched with the artist's initials; signed and numbered 1/7 on the reverse
screenprint on linen
linen: 76½ by 44½ in. 194.3 by 113 cm.
framed: 81 by 48½ in. 205.7 by 123.2 cm.
Executed in 2007, this work is number 1 from an edition of 7, plus 3 artist's proofs.
This work is in very good condition overall. The linen fabric is stitched to the backing board. The fabric is slightly slack on the board resulting in some minor buckling. Under close inspection, there are a few minor areas of stray media. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Deborah Wye, Ed., Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books, New York 2012, cat. no. 241, illustrated in color in the ongoing online catalogue raisonné
Stockholm, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Louise Bourgeois: Prints, August - September 2009, cat. no. VI, illustrated
Seoul, Kukje Gallery, Louise Bourgeois: Les Fleurs, February - March 2010, p. 81 (another example exhibited)
Hassel, Triennale for Contemporary Art, Fashion and Design, Superbodies, February - May 2012 (another example exhibited)