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Louise Bourgeois

Ode á l'oubli

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 USD

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

Ode á l'oubli

Ode á l'oubli

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 USD

Lot sold:

478,800

USD

Louise Bourgeois

1911 - 2010

Ode á l'oubli


signed and numbered 17/25 on cloth labels affixed to the inside front cover

fabric and color lithograph book, 36 pages

each: 10 5/8 by 13 3/8 in. 27 by 34 cm.

overall: 10 5/8 by 13 3/8 by 3 1/4 in. 27 by 34 by 8.2 cm.

Executed in 2004, this work is number 17 from an edition of 25, plus 7 artist's proofs, 2 printer's proofs, 3 publisher's proofs and 1 BAT.

This work is in very good and sound condition overall. Under extremely close inspection, there are a few stray threads and skips in the weave of the fabric in a few isolated areas. The collaged elements are stable and intact. 


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.


Peter Blum Gallery, New York
Private Collection
Phillips, New York, 26 October 2016, Lot 69
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Amy Newman, "Louise Bourgeois Builds a Book from the Fabric of Life", New York Times, 17 October 17 2004 
Rebecca M. Nagy, American Selections from the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville 2009, pp. 176-78, illustrated in color
Dylan Jones, "Honky Chateau", GQ, November 2009, pp. 249-51
Cornilia Butler and Alexandra Schwartz, Eds., Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art, New York 2010, p. 277, illustrated in color 
Ann Coxon, Louise Bourgeois, London 2010, pp. 44-47 and 85, illustrated in color and illustrated on the cover
Robert Storr, Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois, New York 2016, p. 539, illustrated in color  
New York, Peter Blum Gallery, Louise Bourgeois: Ode à l'Oubli, September - November 2004
Seoul, Kukje Gallery, Louise Bourgeois, April - May 2005, pp. 46-52, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Philadelphia, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Springtide, April - August 2005 (another example exhibited)
Istanbul Modern, Center of Gravity, September 2005 - January 2006, pp. 123-26, illustrated in color (another example exhbited)
Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, Louise Bourgeois: Back and Forth, November 2005 - February 2006, pp. 86-120, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Louise Bourgeois: La Famille, March - June 2006 (another example exhibited)
Philadelphia, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Louise Bourgeois, August - September 2006
Kilkenny, Ireland, Butler Gallery, Louise Bourgeois: Selected Prints on Fabric, October - November 2006 (another example exhibited)
Worcester Art Museum, Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child, October 2006 - February 2007 (another example exhibited)
Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau, Scenes and Sequences, Peter Blum Edition, New York, May - July 2007,  pp. 56-63, illustrated in color  (another example exhibited)
Sydney, Kaliman Gallery, Louise Bourgeois, August - September 2007
London, Marlborough Graphics, Louise Bourgeois: Recent Prints, October - November 2007, pp. 22-25, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Greensboro, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina and Austin Museum of Art, The Lining of Forgetting, February - August 2008, pp. 59-61, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Naples, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Louise Bourgeois for Capodimonte, October 2008 - January 2009 (another example exhibited)
Boston University Art Gallery, The Shape of Abstraction, February - March 2010, p. 24, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Louise Bourgeois, February - June 2012, pp. 39-45, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Madrid, La Casa Encendida, Louise Bourgeois: Honni Soit Qui Mal Y Pense, October  2012 - January 2013, cat. no. 25, pp. 90-91, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Mexico City, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Louise Bourgeois: Petite Maman, November 2013 - March 2014, cat. no. 51, n.p., (another example exhibited and illustrated )
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, September 2017 - January 2018, cat. no. 87, pp. 106-109, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
New York, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, Louise Bourgeois: Fabric Works, September - November 2017 (another example exhibited)
Wassenaar, Museum Voorlinden, Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment, October 2019 - June 2020, pp. 86-87, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)