LOUISE BOURGEOIS, I have been to Hell and Back., 2011
ca 42 x 35 x 12 cm
screen print on cotton Tote bag
published by Moma, New York, USA
mint, very rare
€ 620,- plus € 24,- registered Track & Trace mail
The image on this bag is a bright reproduction of an embroidery work. Originally Louise Bourgeois embroidered on a handkerchief the text ‘I have been to hell and back. And let me tell you it was wonderful.’ It expresses her opinion that life is a journey with up and downs, and in the end it was worth it. She put this text on her husband’s handkerchief.
In 2007 a handkerchief with the above text was published by Third Drawer Down in a numbered edition of 1000 for each colour; red, blue and pink. It was co-produced by Tate Modern, London.
Handkerchief, blue version
Handkerchief, label Third Drawer Down / Tate