The Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale

The Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale

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The Ginny Williams Collection


Auction Closed

June 29, 11:59 PM GMT


800,000 - 1,200,000 USD

Lot Details



1911 - 2010


inscribed with the artist's initials and numbered 6/12 on the underside of the right element; inscribed with the artist's initials on the underside of the left element

Black Zimbabwe granite, in two parts 

Each: 48 ¾ by 53 by 45 ¼ in. 123.8 by 134.6 by 114.9 cm.

Executed in 1996-97, the present work is number six from an edition of twelve plus one artist's proof. 

The artist

Acquired by the present owner from the above in December 2004

Mary Brignano, Curating the District: How the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is Transforming the Quality of Urban Life, Pittsburgh 2000 (ed. no. 1/12) 

David Ebony, “Pittsburgh Cultural District Takes Shape,” Art in America, March 2000, p. 39, illustrated (ed. no. 1/12) 

Mimi Gardner Gates, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle 2007, p. 41, illustrated (ed. no. 3/12) 

Exh. Cat., London, Tate Modern (and travelling), Louise Bourgeois, 2007, p. 84, fig. 72, illustrated (ed. no. 1/12) (London); and p. 84, fig, 85, illustrated (ed. no. 1/12) (Paris)

Exh. Cat., Mountainville, New York, Storm King Art Center, Louise Bourgeois, 2007, p. 68, no. 25, illustrated (ed. no. 4/12) 

Robert Storr, Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois, New York 2016, p. 549, illustrated in color (ed. no. 1/12) 

Exh. Cat., Beijing, Song Art Museum, Louise Bourgeois: The Eternal Thread, 2019, p. 52, illustrated, and illustrated on catalogue insert (ed. no. 10/12) 

Exh. Cat., Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Louise Bourgeois at The Rijksmuseum, 2019, p. 1, 48, and 50-51, illustrated (artist’s proof) 

Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Louise Bourgeois: Le Jour La Nuit Le Jour, October – November 2002 (ed. no. 4/12) 

Boston, Harvard Business School, Outdoor Sculpture Loan Program, May 2017 – March 2018 (artist’s proof) 

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Arts Everywhere, July 2018 – August 2020 (ed. no. 4/12)