View 1 of Lot 131. LOUISE BOURGEOIS  |  LIFE FLOWER I.
View 1 of Lot 131. LOUISE BOURGEOIS  |  LIFE FLOWER I.
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LOUISE BOURGEOIS | LIFE FLOWER I

Estimate:

400,000 - 600,000 GBP

LOUISE BOURGEOIS, THE ARCHITECTURE OF MEMORY: WORKS FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

LOUISE BOURGEOIS | LIFE FLOWER I

LOUISE BOURGEOIS | LIFE FLOWER I

Estimate:

400,000 - 600,000 GBP

Lot sold:

499,000

GBP

LOUISE BOURGEOIS, THE ARCHITECTURE OF MEMORY: WORKS FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

LOUISE BOURGEOIS

1911 - 2010

LIFE FLOWER I


incised with the artist’s initials and numbered 3/6

painted bronze on bronze plinth with dark brown patina

overall: 120.5 by 89.5 by 57 cm. 47½ by 35¼ by 22½ in.

Conceived in 1960 and cast in 2010, this work is number 3 from an edition of 6, plus 1 artist’s proof.

The Artist

Cheim & Read, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012

Jerry Gorovoy, Louise Bourgeois, New York 1986, n.p., illustrated (with the artist in her studio; plaster version, incorrectly titled) 

Exh. Cat., Frankfurt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Louise Bourgeois, 1989-90, p. 18, illustrated (with the artist in her studio; plaster version)

Christiane Meyer-Thoss, Louise Bourgeois: Designing For Free Fall, Zurich 1992 and 2016, p. 74 (1992) and p. 69 (2016), illustrated (with the artist in her studio; plaster version)

Rainer Crone and Petrus Graf Schaesberg, Louise Bourgeois: The Secret of the Cells, Munich 1998, p. 57, illustrated (with the artist in her studio; plaster version, incorrectly titled) 

Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff and Allan Schwartzman, Eds., Louise Bourgeois, London 2003, p. 147, illustrated (with the artist in her studio; plaster version)

Exh. Cat., Buenos Aires, Fundación PROA, Louise Bourgeois: El Retorno de lo Reprimido: Escritos psicoanalíticos, writings by Louise Bourgeois, vol. II, 2011, p. 156, illustrated (with the artist in her studio; plaster version)

Exh. Cat., São Paulo, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Louise Bourgeois: O Retorno do Desejo Proibido, vol. II, 2011, p. 138, illustrated (with the artist in her studio; plaster version)

Elisabeth Bronfen et. al., Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed, vol. II, London 2012, p. 154, illustrated (with the artist in her studio; plaster version)

Robert Storr, Intimate Geometries, The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois, London 2016, p. 307, illustrated (with the artist in her studio; plaster version)

New York, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, To Be a Lady: A Century of Women in the Arts, September 2012 - March 2013 (edition no. 5/6) 

Munich, Sammlung Goetz, Happy Birthday! 20 Years of the Goetz Collection, October 2013 - April 2014 (edition no. 4/6)