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The Blind Leading the Blind, (1947-1949)

Louise Bourgeois, American, b. Paris, France, 1911–2010

Wood and paint, 70 3/8 x 96 7/8 x 17 3/8 in. (178.7 x 246.1 x 44.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Regents Collections Acquisition Program with Matching Funds from the Jerome L. Greene, Agnes Gund, Sydney and Frances Lewis, and Leonard C. Yaseen Purchase Fund, 1989

Accession Number: 89.17

Provenance:
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, to 3 May 1989
Regents Collections Acquisition Program with Matching Funds from the Jerome L. Greene, Agnes Gund, Sydney and Frances Lewis, and Leonard C. Yaseen Purchase Fund, 1989

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Recent Acquisitions: 1989-1991," 8 October 1991-5 January 1992, unpublished checklist, no. 11.
TATE MODERN, London. "Louise Bourgeois," 11 October 2007-20 January 2008, fig. 40; pp. 56-58, 311. TOUR: CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris, 19 February-2 June; SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York, 27 June-28 September; LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, 25 October-25 January 2009; HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 26 February-17 May.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection," 16 October 2014-24 April 2016, no cat.

Published References:
PLAGENS, PETER. "The Lady and the Ramp," Newsweek, 16 June 2008, p. 51, ill.
UNSIGNED. "Louise Bourgeois: February 26-May 17, 2009," (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2009) ill. n.p. [exhibition brochure]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Eccentrics