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BOURGEOIS, Louise

Paris 1911 - New York City, New York, United States 2010

The Blind Leading the Blind

[Les aveugles conduisant les aveugles]

1947-1949

wood and pigment (painted wood)

free-standing abstract

Dimensions (HxWxD): 67 18 x 72 x 12 12 in.

signed right top: LB
back top: 1949

Acc. No.: 79.2

Credit Line: Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buhl Ford, II Fund


Provenance

  • Formerly in the collection of the artist
  • New York, Xavier Fourcade, Inc.
  • 1979, Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buhl Ford, II Fund

Bibliography

  • Information on title, date, and size, given by Wendy Williams, Managing Director, Louise Bourgeois Studio, January 27, 2013
  • 1967 Anderson
    W. Anderson, "American Sculpture in the Fifties", Art-forum, vol 5, no 10, Summer 1967, p 65 (ill)
  • 1975 Anderson
    W. Anderson, American Sculpture in Process: 1930/1970, Boston, 1975, pp 93-95 (ill)
  • 1975 Lippard
    L. Lippard, "Louise Bourgeois: From the Inside Out", Artforum, vol 13, March 1975, pp 27-29 (ill)
  • 1976 Bloch
    S. Bloch, "An Interview with Louise Bourgeois", Art Journal, vol 35, no 10, Summer 1976, pp 370-372 (ill)
  • 1976 Whitney
    Two hundred years of American sculpture, New York City, Whitney Museum of Art, 1976, p 261-262 (ill plate 50, fig 251)
  • 1979 Munro
    Eleanor Munro, Originals: American Women Artists, New York, Touchstone Books, 1979. b/w ill. p. 164
  • 1981 DIA Bulletin
    DIA Bulletin, vol 59, no 1, Spring 1981, pp 24-29, (ill)

Exhibitions

  • 1949 New York
    Louise Bourgeois, New York, Peridot Gallery, Oct 3-29, 1949

    1994 New York
    Louise Bourgeois: The Locus of Memory, Works 1982-1993, New York, The Brooklyn Museum, 1994