The loved hand
Louise Bourgeois, The Architecture of Memory: Works from a Private Collection
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Louise Bourgeois

The loved hand

Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP
Louise Bourgeois, The Architecture of Memory: Works from a Private Collection

Louise Bourgeois

The loved hand

Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP
Lot sold:50,400GBP
(1 bid, reserve met)

Description

Louise Bourgeois, The Architecture of Memory: Works from a Private Collection

Louise Bourgeois

1911 - 2010

The loved hand


stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 1/6 

bronze

22.5 by 19 by 32 cm. 8⅞ by 7⅜ by 122½ in.

Conceived in 1967 and cast in 1983, this work is number 1 from an edition of 6, plus 1 artist's proof.

Condition report

Colour:

Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings


Condition:

This work is in very good condition. Close insepction reveals a few spots of uneven patina in isolated places throughout. Very close inspection reveals a small media accretion in one of the crevices towards the lower right.


Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


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Provenance

Cheim & Read, New York (acquired directly from the Louise Bourgeois Trust)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in June 2010

Literature

Robert Storr, Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois, London 2016, p. 325, illustrated in colour (plaster version)

Exhibited

Houston, McIntosh/ Drysdale Gallery, Small Bronze, April - May 1983 (ed. no. unknown)
San Francisco, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, September - October 1983 (ed. no. unknown)
Baltimore, George Dalsheimer Gallery, Contemporary Sculpture, October 1987 (ed. no. unknown)
Frankfurt, Frankfurter Kunstverein; Munich, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus; Lyon, Musée d’art Contemporain; Barcelona, Fundación Tàpies, Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern; and Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum, Louise Bourgeois: A Retrospective Exhibition, December 1989 - July 1991, p. 118, no. 54, illustrated (Frankfurt and Barcelona), p. 120, no. 54 (Lyon)(ed. no. unknown)
Vienna, Galerie Krinzinger, Louise Bourgeois 1939-89 Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, May - June 1990 (ed. no. unknown)
Zurich, Galerie Lelong, Skulpturen, June - July 1993 (ed. no. unknown)
Helsinki, Nyktaiteen Museo, ARS 95 Helsinki, February - May 1995 (ed. no. unknown)
San Francisco, Gallery Paule Anglim, Louise Bourgeois, January - April  (this example exhibited)
Davos, Price-Waterhouse-Coopers, The New Encyclopedists: An Art Exhibition Shown During the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, January 1999 (ed. no. unknown)
Buenos Aires, Fundación PROA; Sao Paulo, Instituto Tomie Ohtake; and Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte Moderna, Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed (titled Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Forbidden Desire in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro), March - November 2011, vol. I, n.p., no. 29, ed. no unknown illustrated (Buenos Aires), Vol. II., p. 187, no. 32, ed. no. unknown illustrated (Sao Pualo) (artist's proof exhibited)