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The Collection of Geraldine and Harold Alden

Louise Bourgeois


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November 17, 01:40 AM GMT


1,500,000 - 2,000,000 USD

Lot Details


The Collection of Geraldine and Harold Alden

Louise Bourgeois

1911 - 2010


inscribed with initials L.B., stamped with foundry mark and numbered 5/6

bronze with dark patina

75 by 28 by 12 in.

198.1 by 71.1 by 30.5 cm.

Conceived in 1947-1949 and cast in 1989, the present work is number 5 from an edition of 6 plus one artist's proof.




1911 - 2010年


款識:銘刻藝術家姓名縮寫 L.B.、蓋鑄造廠章並標記5/6


75 x 28 x 12 英寸

198.1 x 71.1 x 30.5 公分


Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above in November 1991 by the present owner
M.C., “Debut as Sculptor at Peridot,” ARTnews, Vol. 48, No. 6, 1949, p. 46 (text) 
Michel Seuphor, The Sculpture of This Century, New York 1959, p. 240, illustrated (in the artist’s studio, 1950) (another edition) 
Exh. Cat., Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945-1986, 1986, p. 339 (text) (another edition) 
Christian Huther, “Louise Bourgeois,” Kunstforum International, bd. 106, March/April 1990, p. 306, illustrated (edition no. unknown) 
Exh. Cat., Brooklyn Museum, Louise Bourgeois: The Locus of Memory, Works 1982-1993, April-July 1994, p. 83 (text) (edition no. unknown)
Marie-Laure Bernadac, Louise Bourgeois, Paris 1995, p. 53, 89, illustrated (another edition) (2006 reprint); p. 242-243, illustrated (another edition) (2008 reprint) 
Exh. Cat., Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Louise Bourgeois: Sculptures, environnements, drawings 1938-1995, June-October 1995, p. 60, illustrated (another edition) (Paris); 52, illustrated (another edition) (Hamburg)
Exh. Cat., Milan, Fondazione Prada, Louise Bourgeois: Blue Days and Pink Days, 1997, p. 89, illustrated (installed in the artist's home in Easton, circa 1940s),  p. 93, 104, illustrated (in the artist's home in New York, circa 1940s) (another edition) 
Exh. Cat., Urbana-Champaign, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (and traveling), Louise Bourgeois: The Early Work, 2002, p. 18, illustrated (in the artist's home in Easton, circa 1940s), pp. 22-23, illustrated (in the artist's home in New York, circa 1940s) (another edition) 
Jacqueline Caux, Tissée, Tendue au Fil des Jours, La Toile de Louise Bourgeois, Paris 2003, p. 14, illustrated (another edition) 
Exh. Cat., Denmark, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Louise Bourgeois: Life as Art, 2003, p. 17, illustrated (another edition)
Mignon Nixon, Fantastic Reality: Louise Bourgeois and a Story of Modern Art, Cambridge 2005, p. 154, illustrated (another edition) 
Exh. Cat., Cologne, Galerie Karsten Greve, Galerie Karsten Greve: 40 Years, Cologne; 20 Years, Paris; 10 Years, St. Moritz, 2009, p. 126, illustrated (in installation in Galerie Karsten Greve in 1990) (another edition) 
Ann Coxon, Louise Bourgeois, London 2010, p. 24, illustrated (in the artist’s studio in New York, circa 1940s) (another edition) 
Exh. Cat., Germany, Städtische Museen Jena, Louise Bourgeois, 2010, p. 11, illustrated (in artist’s home in Easton, circa 1940s) (another edition) 
Philip Larratt-Smith, “Louise Bourgeois: Sculpture as Symptom,” Acne Paper, no. 13, Spring 2012, pp. 18, 252-257 (text), p. 255, illustrated (another edition)
Exh. Cat., Kukje Gallery, Louise Bourgeois: The Personages, 2012, p. 21, illustrated (in the artist’s studio in New York, circa 1940s, p. 28, illustrated (installed in Peridot Gallery, New York, 1949), p. 78, illustrated (installed in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1982), and p. 84, illustrated (installed in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2008) (another edition) 
Olesya Turkina, Louise Bourgeois: Pandora’s Box, Moscow 2015, n.p., fig. 4, illustrated (edition no. unknown) 
Exh. Cat., Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Málaga, Museo Picasso, Louise Bourgeois: I Have Been to Hell and Back, February-September 2015, p. 228, (in the artist's home in Easton, circa 1940s and installed in Peridot Gallery, New York in 1949)
Robert Storr, Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois, New York 2016, pp. 140 and 238, illustrated (another edition) 
Exh. Cat., Los Angeles, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016, 2016, p. 57, illustrated (another edition)