Louise BourgeoisAvenza 1968-9, cast 1992

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Artist
Louise Bourgeois (1911‑2010)
Title
Avenza
Date 1968-9, cast 1992
MediumPlaster and latex
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 520 x 1050 x 965 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 2001
Reference
T07781

Summary

Avenza is a sculpture consisting of a plaster base supporting a latex cast. It is named after an area of Carrara in Tuscany, Italy, where Bourgeois worked briefly in the late 1960s. She first travelled to Carrara to work with its famous marble in 1967. The form of Avenza was originally created in plaster. From this early version Bourgeois made a version in plastic which was later incorporated into Avenza Revisited 1972 (Robert Miller Gallery, New York) and Avenza Revisited II (Daros Collection). The latex form of Avenza was derived from the original plaster mould and was recast in 1992, since latex decays rapidly when exposed to light and heat. In this form it exists in an edition of six; this is the second in the edition. Bourgeois used an additional latex cast from the same mould to make the multiple-breasted garment she wore in a famous photograph taken in 1975 by Peter Moore… (read more)

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