»Louise Bourgeois: Paintings« at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

First comprehensive exhibition of paintings by the famous sculptor

Louise Bourgeois − a famous sculptor of the 20th century, known for her experiments with installations and her huge bronze spider sculptures. Starting April 12, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is devoting Louise Bourgeois: Paintings to the artist's early paintings, in which important motifs of her œuvre can already be seen.

April 12, 2022
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Maman is the name of Louise Bourgeois' spider sculptures from the 1990s. The tallest of them measures over nine meters. They symbolize Bourgeois' mother, a weaver who offered the artist protection from her father in her childhood. This and other motifs can already be found in paintings from the 1930s, which are now being exhibited comprehensively for the first time: Louise Bourgeois: Paintings will be on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from April 12 to August 7.

The exhibition was prompted by the latest archival discoveries, which now shed light on a lesser-known creative period of the artist: Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) studied art in New York in the 1930s, where she produced the paintings now on display. From about 1940 she worked mainly sculpturally. Themes of security and dependence, which had shaped her since childhood, permeate her decades-long career.Art.Salon

Recent auction results of Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois - Pregnant Caryatid
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Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
May 2022
Bonhams, New York
Est.: 4.500 - 6.500 USD
Realised: 5.100 USD
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Louise Bourgeois - The Small Hours (diptych), from What is the Shape of this Problem? Series
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Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
May 2022
Bonhams, New York
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Realised: 5.100 USD
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Louise Bourgeois - The Guilty Girl is Fragile
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Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
May 2022
Bonhams, New York
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Louise Bourgeois - Couples
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Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
May 2022
Bonhams, New York
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Realised: 5.100 USD
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Louise Bourgeois - Untitled
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
May 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 60.000 - 80.000 USD
Realised: 100.800 USD
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Louise Bourgeois - Femme
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
May 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 150.000 - 200.000 USD
Realised: 352.800 USD
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Louise Bourgeois - What is the Shape of This Problem (MoMA 658-667)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 30.000 - 40.000 USD
Realised: 85.680 USD
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Louise Bourgeois - Homely Girl, A Life (MoMA 926-935)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 15.000 - 25.000 USD
Realised: 32.760 USD
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Louise Bourgeois - The View from the Bottom of the Well (MoMA 568-576)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 USD
Realised: 27.720 USD
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Louise Bourgeois - Jitterbug (MoMA 3)
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Prints & Multiples
April 2022
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 USD
Realised: 10.080 USD
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