Louise Bourgeois Edition
I do, 2010
Archival dyes on cloth with embroidery
16 × 12 inches; 40.6 × 30.4 cm
Edition of 300 with 35 APs
Gift of the Artist; Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York
"Everyone should have the right to marry. To make a commitment to love someone forever is a beautiful thing." - Louise Bourgeois
“I do” by Louise Bourgeois is a limited edition of 300 contributed by the artist. Only edition #300 remains available. Thank you to all those who submitted bids for edition #300. As of Monday, December 20, 2010 at 5PM in New York, the highest bid received was $5,251. Thanks to all those who made offers. We very much appreciate your support and welcome any contribution you make. Please make a donation to support Freedom to Marry's critical work. All donations will fully benefit Freedom to Marry’s campaign to win marriage nationwide.
Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911 to a family of tapestry restorers. In 1938, Bourgeois married American art historian Robert Goldwater and moved to New York City, where she lived and worked until her recent passing. In a career extending over seven decades, Bourgeois explored her memories and fears in a complex body of work ranging from poetic drawings to room size installations. She stated that she gives her emotions and fears a physical form. In 1982, Bourgeois was the first woman artist to receive a Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She represented America at the Venice Biennale in 1993, and was given the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton in 1997. In 2007, the Tate Modern in London, in collaboration with Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, organized a Retrospective of her work that travelled to the Guggenheim, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Hirshhorn in the United States.