Lot 176: Louise Bourgeois French/American, 1911-2010 Point of Contact, 1967-68
01 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Point of Contact, 1967-68
Bronze with black patina, from an edition of six with one Artist's Proof
4 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (12.06 x 26 x 13.9 cm)
Cast nos. 1/6 and 2/6: dark patina
Cast nos. 3/6 and AP: silver nitrate and polished patina
Cast nos. 4/6 and 6/6: black and polished patina
Cast no. 5/6: golden brown and polished patina
Selected Exhibition History:
Rodin Museum, Paris The 21st Annual Salon of Young Sculptors in Paris, May - Jun. 1969; bronze, cast no. 1/6
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Small Bronzes, Sep. 5 - Dec. 7, 2003; bronze, cast no. 1/6
Tate Modern, London, England Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective Oct. 10, 2007 - Jan. 20, 2008; bronze, cast no. 3/6. Traveled to the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France Mar. 5 - Jun. 2, 2008; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY Jun. 27 - Sep. 28, 2008; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA Sep. 25, 2008 - Jan. 25, 2009; Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. Feb. 28 - Jun. 7, 2009
Morris, Frances. Louise Bourgeois, with essays by Paulo Herkenhoff, Julia Kristeva, Donald Kuspit, Elisabeth Lebovici, Mignon Nixon, Linda Nochlin, Alex Potts, Rob Storr, et al. United Kingdom: Tate Publishing, 2007, [Retrospective Catalogue - reprinted in 2008 for US venues of tour, and also published in French by the Editions du Centre Pompidou with supplemental images.] Not reproduced. Listed with exhibited works.
Bernadac, Marie Laure, and Jonas Storsve. Louise Bourgeois, with essays by Paulo Herkenhoff, Julia Kristeva, Donald Kuspit, Elisabeth Lebovici, Frances Morris, Mignon Nixon, Linda Nochlin, Alex Potts, Rob Storr, et al. France: Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2008. [French edition of Retrospective Catalogue with additional images - originally printed by Tate Publishing, 2007.] Not reproduced. Listed with exhibited work.
Bronze cast no. 1/6 is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
C A New England Collection
Wear to the patina in an arc at point of contact when resting on sides. Several small spots of green oxidation throughout, primarily along wear of patina.
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