Louise Bourgeois, I Have Been to Hell and Back, 2007
I Have Been to Hell and Back handkerchief, 2007
Limited Edition Embroidery on 100% Cotton Handkerchief.
Stamp and plate signed and hand numbered. Framed.
13 × 13 × 1/4 in
33 × 33 × 0.6 cm
This is the very hot 2007 edition that's been selling for up to $15,000 - and resonates with so many collectors these days. This long sold out piece is based on a larger original, which Bourgeois created in 1996. The formal serif typeface and the horizontal lines that run across this work make it reminiscent of a students' composition. Designed by Louise Bourgeois on the occasion of her 2007-08 exhibition at the Tate Modern, London - selling out shortly after. It bears Bourgeois' iconic and memorable phrase, "I Have Been to Hell and Back and Let Me Tell You It Was Wonderful." The work is held in its original vintage frame and is ready to hang.
Framed 13 by 13 inches
Handkerchief. 11.5 by 11.5 inches