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Louise Bourgeois

Mamelles | 《乳房》

Louise Bourgeois, The Architecture of Memory: Works from a Private Collection | 私人收藏:露易絲・布爾喬亞,記憶的建築

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

Mamelles | 《乳房》

Mamelles | 《乳房》

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


Louise Bourgeois


1911 - 2010



signed with the artist's initials, dated 2003 and numbered 3/6 on the reverse 


pigmented urethane rubber


51.7 by 304.8 by 50 cm. 20 ¼ by 120 by 19 ⅝ in.

51.7 x 304.8 x 50 公分;20 1/4 x 120 x 19 5/8 英寸

Conceived in 1991 and cast in 2003, this work is number 3 from an edition of 6, plus 1 artist’s proof. 

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The artist

Cheim & Read, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

C. Leigh, ‘Rooms, Doors, Windows: Making Entrances and Exits (when necessary). Louise Bourgeois’ Theatre of the Body’, Balcon, No. 8-9, 1992, pp. 36-37, illustrated (edition no. unknown)

C. Flohic and D. Dobbels, ‘Louise Bourgeois’, Ninety, No. 15, 1994, p. 71, illustrated (edition no. unknown)

Exh. Cat., Cologne, Galerie Karsten Greve, Louise Bourgeois, 1999, pp. 75-76, illustrated (edition no. unknown) 

R. Storr, P. Herkenhoff and A. Schwartzman, Eds., Louise Bourgeois, London 2003, p. 24, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)

B. Nemitz, Ed., Pink, the Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and Culture, Berlin 2006, p. 99, illustrated (edition no. unknown) 

C. Pommereau, Ed., ‘Louise Bourgeois au Centre Pompidou’, Beaux Arts Magazine, March 2008, pp. 26-27, illustrated (edition no. unknown) 

G. D’Amato and Robert Rademacher, Eds., Galerie Karsten Greve: 40 Years, Cologne; 20 Years, Paris; 10 Years, St. Moritz, Cologne 2009, p. 127, illustrated (edition no. unknown) 

Exh. Cat., Kunstmuseum den Haag, Hans Bellmer / Louise Bourgeois: Double Sexus, 2010-11, pp. 94-95, illustrated (edition no. unknown) 

R.  Storr, Intimate Geometries, The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois, London 2016, p. 498 (text), and p. 500, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown) 

New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Louise Bourgeois: Recent Sculpture, October – November 1991 (edition no. unknown)

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum, Currents 21: Louise Bourgeois, September – December 1992, n.p., no. 3 (edition no. unknown)

Santa Fe, Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Louise Bourgeois: Personages, 1940s/Installations, 1990s, July – September 1993 (edition no. unknown)

Venice, 45th Venice Biennale, American Pavillion, June – October 1993, n.p., illustrated (artist’s proof)

New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art; Washington D.C., The Cocoran Gallery of Art, Louise Bourgeois: The Locus of Memory, April 1994 – January 1995, pp. 118-19, no. 32, illustrated (artist’s proof)

Denver, The Ginny Williams Family Foundation, Louise Bourgeois, October 1993 – March 1994 (edition no. 2/6)

Salzburg, Salzburger Kunstverein, Real Sex, October – December 1994 (the present work)

Cologne, Galerie Karsten Greve, Louise Bourgeois: Drawings and Early Sculptures, Sculptures and Installations, January – May 1994 (edition no. 4/6)

Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Louise Bourgeois, July – September 1994 (the present work)

Fukuoka City, Mitsubishi-Jisho Atrium; Seoul, Walker Hill Art Center, Louise Bourgeois, August – November 1995, n.p., illustrated (artist’s proof)

Oxford, The Museum of Modern Art; Cardiff, ORIEL, the Arts Councl of Wales’ Gallery, Louise Bourgeois, October 1995 – April 1996 (edition no. 6/6)

Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria; Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Louise Bourgeois, October 1995 – April 1996, p. 10, no. 27, illustrated (the present work)

São Paulo, XXIII International São Paulo Bienal, Louise Bourgeois, October – December 1996 (artist’s proof)

Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Féminin-Masculin: Le Sexe de l’Art, October 1995 – January 1996, p. 87, no. 38, illustrated (edition no. unknown)

Monterrey, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey; Seville, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo; and Mexico City, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Louise Bourgeois, June 1995 – August 1996, p. 81, no. 75, illustrated in colour (edition no. 2/6)

Brussels, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Louise Bourgeois, December 1996 – February 1997 (the present work)

Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Louise Bourgeois: Sculpture, February – April 1997, p. 6, illustrated (installation view) and p. 12, illustrated (artist’s proof)

Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, Louise Bourgeois: Homesickness, November 1997 – January 1998, pp. 92-93, no. 59, illustrated (edition no. 2/6)  

Palermo, Centro Internazionale Mostre; Naples, Museo di Castel Nuovo, Maschile/Femminile, May – July 1998 (edition no. 2/6)

Cologne, Trinity Church, Mother and Care: The Image of the Mother in Contepmorary Art, August – October 1999 (edition no. unknown)

Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Munich, Haus der Kunst, Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century, October 1999 – April 2000, p. 62, illustrated (the present work)

Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte – Reina Sofia, Louise Bourgeois: Memory and Architecture, November 1999 – February 2000, n.p., no. 60, illustrated (edition no. 6/6)

Kyungki-Do, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Louise Bourgeois: The Space of Memory, September – November 2000, pp. 166-67, no. 48, illustrated (edition no. 1/6)

Emden, Kunsthalle Emden; Copenhagen, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Der Akt in der Kunst des 20 Jahrhunderts, October 2002 – January 2003, p. 183, illustrated (edition no. unknown)

New York, Dominique Lévy Fine Art, Sculpture, April – June 2005 (the present work)

Valenciennes, Musée des beaux-Arts, Nothing is Deeper than Skin, November 2005 – March 2006, pp. 34-35, illustrated (artist’s proof)

Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Louise Bourgeois: La Famille, March – June 2006, pp. 138-39, illustrated (edition no. 6/6)

Seoul, Kukje Gallery, Louise Bourgeois: Abstraction, April – June 2007, pp. 75-76, no. 11, illustrated, and p. 79, illustrated (installation view) (edition no. 5/6)

London, Tate Modern; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou; New York, Solomon. R. Guggenheim Museum; Los Angeles, Museum fo Contemporary Art; and Washington D.C., Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, October 2007 – May 2009, p. 78, illustrated (edition no. 1/6)

Buenos Aires, Fundación PROA, Louise Bourgeois: El Retorno de lo Reprimido, March – June 2011, n.p., no. 43, illustrated (artist’s proof)

Sao Paulo, Instituto Tomie Ohtake; Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte Moderna; Louise Bourgeois: O Retorno do Desejo Proibido, July – November 2011, pp. 210-11, no. 47, illustrated (artist’s proof)

Beijing, Faurschou Foundation, Louise Bourgeois: Alone and Together, October 2012 - March 2013, n.p., illustrated in colour (installation view), pp. 88-89, illustrated in colour and 90-93, illustrated in colour (detail) (edition no. 6/6)

Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois, A Woman without Secrets, October 2013 – May 2014, pp. 14-15, illustrated (detail) (edition no. 1/6)

Munich, Barbara Gross Galerie, Another Normal Love: Louise Bourgeois, Maria Lassnig, Nacy Spero, February – April 2015, pp. 16-17, illustrated

Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Málaga, Museo Picasso Málaga, Louise Bourgeois: I Have Been to Hell and Back, February – September 2015, p. 88, no. 55, illustrated in colour (artist’s proof)