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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: ODE À LA BIÈVRE - DELUXE EDITION WITH TWO SIGNED AND NUMBERED PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES
(BOURGEOIS, LOUISE). Bourgeois, Louise. LOUISE BOURGEOIS: ODE À LA BIÈVRE - DELUXE EDITION WITH TWO SIGNED AND NUMBERED PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES. With Two Initialed Photographic Ink-Jet Prints. New York: Zucker Art Books, 2007. First Edition 1/95 Deluxe. Oblong Folio. Linen Over Boards, Slipcased. Artist's Book. As New./No Jacket - As Issued.. 52pp, 25 color illustrations. Designed by Louise Bourgeois. "When Louise Bourgeois was eight years old in 1919, her family moved to the Parisian suburb of Antony where the Bievre River cut across the garden in a straight line. The river was key to their relocation as it was imperative to the family's business of tapestry restoration for the washing of the tapestries. In 2002, Bourgeois would distill her emotions and memories of the river and the garden in an important unique fabric book entitled "Ode a la Bievre". In the book she reminisces through images and text, "with the soil from that river we planted geraniums, masses of peonies, and beds of asparagus and honeysuckle that smelled so sweet in the rain". Using her own garments as raw material to make sewn fabric collages, she evoked feelings and memories through lines, shapes and colors. Years later, the artist was to go back to the house with her own family only to find the river to no longer exist - "only the trees that my father had planted along its edge remained as a witness". Published in 2007, this edition faithfully reproduces all twenty-five pages of that original fabric work in vivid, beautifully printed color on heavy stock, along with a two page text by Louise Bourgeois. A brand new, pristine example of the exceedingly uncommon, elegant deluxe edition of ninety-five copies hand-bound in distressed, hand-stamped linen-over-boards NUMBERED (68/95) AND BOLDLY SIGNED "Louise Bourgeois" in black ink on the colophon with two 14 1/2 x 10 1/4" photographic ink-jet prints entitled "The Garden in Antony, 1921" and "The Bievre River, 1951" printed on Verona paper and mounted on 300 gram watercolor paper NUMBERED (68/95) AND BOLDLY INITIALED "LB" in pencil on the versos all housed in the publisher's blindstamped slipcase, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-9790321-2-1 Inventory Number: 024408
      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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