Quarantania

Louise Bourgeois

(Paris, 1911 - New York, 2010)
Polychromed bronze 204.5 x 68.5 x 68.5 cm (80.5 x 27 x 27 in.) Stamped on the rear side 'L.B. 6/6' 1947-1953

This work is number six, a unique variation from an edition of six plus one artist's proof.

Provenance
Private collection; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, 2014; Cheim & Read, New York; Jean-Louis Bourgeois (another example, ed. 1/6); Christie's New York: Wednesday, May 16, 2007, Lot 00038; Robert Miller Gallery, New York (another example, ed. 2/6)
Literature
M. Nixon and J. Bird, Oxford Art Journal, Oxford, 1999, vol. 22, no. 2, p. 9 (another example illustrated)
A. Jahn, Louise Bourgeois: Subversionen Des K├Ârpers, Berlin, 1999, p. 108 (another example illustrated)
P. Galassi, R. Storr and A. Umland, Making Choices, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2000, p. 204 (another example illustrated)
T. Kellein, Louise Bourgeois, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 1999, p. 8 (another example illustrated)
R. Goldwater, What is Modern Sculpture?, New York, Museum of Modern Art, 1969, p. 96 (another example illustrated as work in progress)
R. Storr, Art Press International, Intimate Geographies: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois, USA, December 1992, ed. 175, p. E4 (another example illustrated)
J. G. Castro, Sculpture Magazine, Louise Bourgeois: Turning Myths Inside Out, Washington, D.C., January/February 2001, vol. 20, no. 1, p. 20 (another example illustrated; also illustrated on the cover)
M. Nixon, Fantastic Reality: Louise Bourgeois and a Story of Modern Art, London, 2005, p. 162 (another example illustrated)
R. Storr, P. Herkenhoff and A. Schwartzman, Louise Bourgeois, London, 2003, p. 55 (another example illustrated)
M.-L. Bernadac, Louise Bourgeois, Paris, 1996, p. 59 (another example illustrated)

Exhibited
New York, Museum of Modern Art; Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art and Akron Art Museum, 'Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective', November 1982-January 1984, p. 61, another example ill.; Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art', December 1986-January 1988, another example exhibited; Cologne, Museum Ludwig, 'Bilderstreit', April-July 1989, another example exhibited; Frankfurt, Frankfurter Kunstverein; Munich, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus; Lyon, Musée d'art contemporain; Barcelona, Fundación Tápies; Kunstmuseum Bern and Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum, 'Louise Bourgeois: A Retrospective Exhibition', December 1989-July 1991, p. 57, another example ill; Saint Louis, The Saint Louis Art Museum, 'Louis Bourgeois: The Personnages', July-August 1994, pl. 20, another example ill.; National Gallery of Victoria and Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, 'Louise Bourgeois', October 1995-April 1996, another example exhibited; Hamburg, Deichtorhallen and Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal, 'Louise Bourgeois: Sculptures, environments, dessins 1938-1995', January-September 1996, p. 62, another example ill.; Humblebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 'Louise Bourgeois: Life As Art', February-June 2003, pl. 14, another example ill.; New York, Chelsea Art Museum, Presence, February-March 2004, another example exhibited; Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 'Louise Bourgeois: La Famille', March-June 2006, p. 108, another example illustrated

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