»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 - Untitled, from Anatomy (MoMA 1043)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 1.500 - 2.500 USD
Realised: 1.905 USD
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Louise Bourgeois - Reaching (MoMA 597)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Realised: 2.540 USD
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Louise Bourgeois - Ambition (MoMA 1056)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Louise Bourgeois - Seated Woman
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Prints and Multiples
April 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Louise Bourgeois - The Olive Branch (from L\'Art pour la paix (Art for Peace) portfolio)
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20th/21st Century: Amsterdam
April 2024
Christies, Amsterdam (Online Auction)
Est.: 2.500 - 3.500 EUR
Realised: 7.560 EUR
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Louise Bourgeois - merci. mercy., from Documenta IX (MoMA 730/III)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 6.350 USD
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Louise Bourgeois - Silence
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 25.000 - 35.000 USD
Realised: 27.940 USD
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Louise Bourgeois - 11 Drypoints (set of 11)
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Contemporary Edition: London
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 15.000 - 25.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Louise Bourgeois - Autobiographical Series (set of 14)
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Contemporary Edition: London
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Louise Bourgeois - Topiary (MoMA 691/III)
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Editions & Works on Paper
February 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 2.500 - 3.500 USD
Realised: 8.890 USD
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