LOUISE BOURGEOIS | EYE BENCHES I
LOUISE BOURGEOIS | EYE BENCHES I
LOUISE BOURGEOIS | EYE BENCHES I
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The Ginny Williams Collection

LOUISE BOURGEOIS | EYE BENCHES I

Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 USD

The Ginny Williams Collection

LOUISE BOURGEOIS | EYE BENCHES I

Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 USD

Lot sold:3,320,000USD

Description

LOUISE BOURGEOIS

1911 - 2010

EYE BENCHES I 


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. 

Condition Report

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Provenance

The artist

Acquired by the present owner from the above in December 2004

Literature

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) 

Exhibited

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)  


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