1.4" x 1.75" Soft Enamel Pin Single Posted Rubber Clasp Inspired by "Sainte Sebastienne" by Louise Bourgeois © 2021 The Easton Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a prolific feminist artist known for her work that explores gender and femininity and draws from her own childhood memories. While most are familiar with the artist’s large-scale sculptures, she also created a number of paintings and prints, in which the figure of St. Sebastian is a repeated subject. In this print, "Sainte Sebastienne" (1992) the martyred saint is transformed into a headless, voluptuous woman. While the original Biblical figure was shot many times with arrows while tied to a tree, Bourgeois depicts the figure in an exaggerated step, arrows instead being used to point to various curves of her body.
About Pin Museum:
Pin Museum is owned and operated by two art school sweethearts, now husband and wife in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to Pin Museum, they are designers for national and international brands, former gallerists, parents, and Mexican food devotees. In 2013, they designed and produced their first enamel pin. In 2016, they closed their gallery and launched Pin Museum with three designs by the artists Damien Hirst, Jan van Eyck, and Marcel Duchamp.