Si­lence is golden…

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A rare port­fo­lio of nine en­grav­ings by in­flu­en­tial French-Amer­i­can artist Louise Bour­geois has sold at Swann Auc­tion Gal­leries in New York for $413,000. En­ti­tled He Dis­ap­peared Into Com­plete Si­lence, and pub­lished in 1947 – two years af­ter Bour­geois’ first solo show – it is one of only 19 known copies. Rooted in ab­stract ex­pres­sion­ism and sur­re­al­ism, the book re­flects pow­er­ful themes that oc­cu­pied the revered artist for much of her life, in­clud­ing child­hood trauma, lone­li­ness, fear, anger and sex­u­al­ity. swan­ngal­

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