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Louise Bourgeois

Topiary

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Europe

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

Topiary

Topiary

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Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Europe

Louise Bourgeois

1911 - 2010

Topiary


stamped with the initials L.B., date 06, number 2/6 and foundry mark (on the base)

bronze, silver nitrate and gold patina

23¼ by 11⅛ by 8¾ in.

59.1 by 28.3 by 22.2 cm.

Conceived in 2005; this example executed in 2006 as number 2 from an edition of 6, plus 1 artist's proof.

This work is in very good and sound condition overall. A light layer of dust has adhered to the surface and crevices. All textural variations are inherent to the artist's working method and chosen medium.


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.

Cheim & Read, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in June 2006
Daniel Birnbaum, Louise Bourgeois – Topiary, Italy 2009, n.p. (another example illustrated)
Heather Pesanti, A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family
Collection. Texas: The Contemporary Austin, 2014, p. 36 (another example illustrated )
Kathryn Wat, Revival, Washington, D.C. 2017. p. 51 (another example illustrated)

Baltimore, Walters Art Museum, Louise Bourgeois: Femme, 2006 

The Contemporary Austin, A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection, 2014, p. 36, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)

London, Tate Modern, ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois, 2016-2017 (another example exhibited)

Somerset, Hauser & Wirth, Louise Bourgeois: Turning Inwards, 2016-2017 (another example exhibited)

Washington, D.C., National Museum of Women in the Arts, Revival, 2017, p. 51, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)

Madrid, United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, 2018-2021 (another example exhibited)