1996 | Steel Bronze
337.8×668×632.5 cm
USD 3*** - 4***
Description Property from the Fundação Itaú, Sold to Benefit the Foundation Louise Bourgeois 1911 - 2010 Spider stamped with artist's initials , foundry insignia, cast date 96 and number 1/6 bronze 133 by 263 by 249 in. 337.8 by 668 by 632.5 cm. Conceived and cast in 1996, this work is number 1 from an edition of 6 plus 1 artist’s proof (in steel). Provenance Acquired directly from the artist in 1996 by the present owner Literature Paulo Herkenhoff,  Louise Bourgeois , Rio de Janiero, 1997, pp. 30-31, illustrated (the present example)  Exh. Cat., Cologne, Galerie Karsten Greve, Louise Bourgeois , 1999, pp. 22-24, illustrated in color and p. 215 (another example) Agnaldo Farias,  50 years of the São Paulo Biennial,  São Paulo, 2001, p. 251, illustrated in color (in the artist's studio) (the present example) "Louise Bourgeois," The New Yorker, 2 July 2001, illustrated in color (installed in New York, Rockefeller Center, 2001) Exh. Cat., Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Louise Bourgeois: Life as Art , 2003, pp. 46-47, illustrated in color Rachael Blackburn, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: The First Ten Years , Kansas City, 2004, n.p., illustrated (another example) "Louise Bourgeois,"  GQ  Korea, April 2007, p. 290, illustrated in color (another example) Exh. Cat., Cologne, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln Skulptur 4: 10 Jahre (1997-2007), 2007, n.p., illustrated (another example) Gabriella Angeleti, "Louise Bourgeois’s Spider crawls across Brazil,"  The Art Newspaper, 25 December 2018, illustrated (online) (the present example) Balasz Takac, "Louise Bourgeois Spider on Brazilian Tour,"  Widewalls, 2 January 2019, illustrated (online) (the present example) Exhibited Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal,  Louise Bourgeois , April - September 1996 (steel example exhibited) San Francisco, Gallery Paule Anglim,  Louise Bourgeois , January - March 1996 (the present example) Washington, D.C., Baumgartner Galleries, Inc.,  Louise Bourgeois: Spiders , May - July 1996 (the present example) Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, XXIII International São Paulo Bienal,  October - December 1996, pp. 252-253, illustrated in color (in the artist's studio) and p. 507 (the present example) Boston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, List Visual Art Center,  Louise Bourgeois: Drawings , October - December 1996 (another example exhibited) Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil,  Louise Bourgeois: Sculpture , February - April 1997, p. 30-31, illustrated in color and p. 32 (the present example) Cincinnati, Contemporary Arts Center,  Louise Bourgeois: Ode à Ma Mere , April - June 1997 (steel example exhibited) Cologne, City of Köln Sculpture Garden, September 1997 - August 1999 (steel example exhibited) Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, September 1997 - May 1998 (another example exhibited) Pittsburgh, Wood Street Galleries,  Louise Bourgeois: Art is a Guarantee of Sanity , October - December 1998 (steel example exhibited) New York, Rockefeller Center,  Louise Bourgeois: Spiders , June - September 2001 (another example exhibited) Cleveland, Playhouse Square's Star Plaza,  Louise Bourgeois: Spiders , June - September 2002 (another example exhibited) New York, Association for a Better New York,  Sculpture for Downtown , July - October 2002 (another example exhibited) Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art,  Louise Bourgeois , February - June 2003 (another example exhibited) Havana, Wilfredo Lam Center,  Louise Bourgeois: One and Others,  February - April 2005 (another example exhibited) Denver Art Museum, September 2006 - May 2008 (extended loan) (another example exhibited) Bangkok Art and Culture Center,  Traces of Siamese Smile: Art + Faith + Politics + Love , September - November 2008 (steel example exhibited) Reykjavik, National Gallery of Iceland,  Louise Bourgeois: Femme , May - September 2011 (another example exhibited) São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, 1997 - 2017 (extended loan) (the present example) Brazil, Curitiba, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, August - November 2019 (extended loan) (the present example) Brazil, Brumadinho, Inhotim Museum; Brazil, Porto Alegre, Fundação Iberê Camargo; and Rio de Janiero, Museu de Arte do Rio, Spider , December 2018 - March 2020 (the present example)
Auction date:
18 May 2023
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