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Louise Bourgeois

Listening One

A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

Listening One

Listening One

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A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection

Louise Bourgeois

1911 - 2010

Listening One


incised with the artist's signature Louise Bourgeois, titled Listening One and numbered 2/7 (on the base)

bronze with dark patina

203.2 by 51.1 by 31.12 cm. 80 by 20⅛ by 12¾ in.

Conceived in 1947 and cast in 1981, this work is number 2 from an edition of 6 plus 1 artist's proof (wood original no longer extant; edition 1, 2 and AP dark patina; Edition 3, 4, 5 and 6 painted white).


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藝術人生:瑪林伉儷收藏

露易絲・布爾喬亞

1911 - 2010年

《聆聽者》



款識:銘刻藝術家簽名Louise Bourgeois、書題目Listening One並標記2/7(底座)

青銅及深色包漿

203.2 x 51.1 x 31.12 公分;80 x 20 ⅛ x 12 ¾ 英寸

1947年構思,1981年鑄造。1版6件,此作為第2件,另有1件藝術家自留版(原版木雕散佚,本版編號1、2及藝術家自留版的表面為深色包漿,編號3、4、5及6則塗有白色顏料)

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Robert Miller Gallery, New York

Private Collection, Midwest (acquired directly from the above in 1992)

Sotheby’s New York, 14 May 1998, lot 14 (consigned by the above)

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1998

Albert Elsen, "Notes on the Partial Figure," Artforum, Vol. 8, November 1969, pp. 58-63 (text)

John Russell, "Art: The Sculpture of Louise Bourgeois," The New York Times, 5 October 1979, illustrated (installation view of Louise Bourgeois, Sculpture 1941-1953. Plus One New Piece, Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York, 1979)

Barbara Rose, "Two American Sculptors: Louise Bourgeois and Nancy Graves," Vogue, January 1983, p. 223, illustrated (bronze painted white, edition no. unknown)

Alain Kirili, "The Passion for Sculpture – A Conversation with Louise Bourgeois," Arts, vol. 63, March 1989, p. 70, illustrated (bronze with dark patina, edition no. unknown)

Exh. Cat., Hanover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Louise Bourgeois – Skulpturen und Installationen, September - October 1994, p. 21, no. 2, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition no. unknown)

Griselda Pollock, "Seeing Red: Drawing Life in Recent Works on Paper by Louise Bourgeois," Parkett, No. 82, May 2008, p. 58, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition no. unknown)

Jonathan Fineberg, Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being, New Jersey, 2011, p. 44, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition no. unknown)

Exh. Cat., Seoul, Kukje Gallery, Louise Bourgeois: Personages, May  June 2012, pp. 82 (in installation at Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2008) and 84 (installation view of Louise Bourgeois, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 2009), illustrated (bronze painted white, edition no. unknown)

Robert Storr, Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois, London, 2016, p. 211, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition no. unknown) 


New York, Peridot Gallery, Louise Bourgeois, Recent Work 1947-1949: Seventeen Standing Figures in Wood, October 1949 (painted wood version, shown as Attentive Figures)

New York, The American Federation of Arts, New Directions, October 1962 – May 1963 (painted wood version, shown as Attentive Figures)

Baltimore, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Partial Figure in Modern Sculpture, December 1969 – February 1970, p. 72, no. 11, illustrated (painted wood version, shown as Attentive Figures)

Waltham, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, From Women’s Eyes, May – June 1977, n.p. (text), (bronze with dark patina, edition 1/6)

New York, Xavier Fourcade Gallery, Louise Bourgeois, Sculpture 1941-1953. Plus One New Piece, September – October 1979 (bronze with dark patina, edition no. unknown)

New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Akron, Akron Art Museum, Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, November 1982 – January 1984, pp. 60 (installation view of Louise Bourgeois, Sculpture 1941-1953. Plus One New Piece, Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York, 1979) and 61, no. 62, illustrated (bronze with dark patina, edition no. unknown)

Paris, Maeght-Lelong; Zurich, Maeght-Lelong; London, Serpentine Gallery, Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective 1947-1984, February – June 1985, pp. 15 (installation view of Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1982) and 20 (in installation at Louise Bourgeois, Sculpture 1941-1953. Plus One New Piece, Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York, 1979), illustrated (bronze painted white, edition no. unknown)

Scottsdale, Riva Yares Gallery, Louise Bourgeois, February 1987 (bronze with dark patina, edition no. unknown)

Miami, Florida International University, Louise Bourgeois, October – November 1987

Frankfurt, Frankfurter Kunstverein; Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus; Lyon, Musée d’art Contemporain; Barcelona, Fundación Tàpies; Bern, Kunstmuseum; Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum, Louise Bourgeois: A Retrospective Exhibition, December 1989 – July 1991, p. 60, no. 2, illustrated (bronze painted white, edition no. unknown)

Vienna, Galerie Krinzinger Wien, Louise Bourgeois 1939-89 Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, May – June 1990 (bronze, edition no. unknown)

St. Louis, The Saint Louis Art Museum, Louise Bourgeois: The Personages, June –August 1994, p. 49, no. 12, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition no. unknown)

Paris, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Louise Bourgeois: Sculptures, environments, dessins 1938-1995, June – October 1995, p. 61, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition 4/6)

Hamburg, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Louise Bourgeois Der Ort des Gedächtnisses: Skulpturen, Environments und Zeichnungen 1946-1995, January – March 1996, p. 53, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition 4/6)

Westford, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, Louise Bourgeois: The Forties and Fifties, November – December 1996, n.p. (text), (bronze painted white, edition no. unknown)

Montreal, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Louise Bourgeois, April – September 1996 (bronze painted white, edition no. unknown)

Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, Louise Bourgeois: Homesickness, November 1997 – January 1998, p. 55, no. 20, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition 4/6)

Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art, Sacred and Fatal: The Art of Louise Bourgeois, March – May 1998

Hanover, Dartmouth College, Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Louise Bourgeois, February – March 1999 (bronze painted white, edition 4/6)

Champaign, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois; Madison, Madison Art Center; Aspen, Aspen Art Museum, Louise Bourgeois: The Early Work, May – February 2003, p. 74, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition 4/6)

Columbus, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Part Object Part Sculpture, October 2005 – February 2006, p. 41, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition 4/6)

London, Tate Modern; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou; New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art; Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, October 2007 – June 2009, p. 12, no. 1 and p. 210, no. 199, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition 4/6)

Annandale-on-Hudson, Bard College, Hessel Museum of Art, If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now, June – December 2011 (bronze with dark patina, edition 1/6)

Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia; Nîmes, Carré d'Art-Musée d'Art Contemporain Nîmes, Biographical Forms: Construction and Individual Mythologies, November 2013 – September 2015, p. 224, no. 104, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition 4/6)

Los Angeles, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women 1947-2016, March – September 2016, p. 54, illustrated in colour (bronze painted white, edition 4/6)

Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Louise Bourgeois: Twosome, September 2017 –February 2018 (bronze painted white, edition 4/6)