ARTmonday: Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

French-American artist Louise Bourgeois died on May 31st at age 98. Her work is haunting, eerily beautiful, brave, fragile, fierce, sexually explicit and autobiographical.

Arch of Hysteria, 1993 – polished bronze              Cell (Glass, spheres and hands) 1990-1993

Janis Fleuri, 1968 – bronze

Untitled, Guggenheim, 2004.

Untitled, 1996                                              Cell vii, 1998

Spider Couple, 2003

Number Seventy-Two (The No March), 1972                      Untitled (Germinal), 1967-95


Do you love me? Do you love me?       Cumul I, 1969 – white marble on wood

Precious liquids, 1992
Cedar, iron, water, glass, alabaster, fabric, embroidered cushions, clothing

Personages, 1940s carvings from wood found on streets of Manhattan

The Cold of Anxiety, 2001                                            FemmeCouteau, 1982

Quarantania I, 1947-1953              The Woven Child,2002 -fabric, wood, glass, steel


Top: Femme Maison, 1947 – La Reparation – (unidentified)
Bottom: (unidentified) –  Je t’aime (detail), 2005


Maman

More on Louise Bourgeois:

New York Times, May 31, 2010

PBS art:21 (includes videos)

Centre Pompidou Exhibition Itinerary 2008

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  1. i’ve seen that spider at the end in person! once outside and once in the ICA! it’s amazing and scary!!

  2. you should go see the charles ledray exhibit at the ICA, it’s super cute!

    http://www.icaboston.org/about/pressreleases/CharlesLeDray/

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