Tuesday, June 1, 2010

RIP Louise Bourgeois, Pioneering Artist and Sculptor

Louise Bourgeois was photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe, had her own retrospective at the MOMA and influenced many a young artist passed away today in Manhattan. Her work was dark, witty, erotic and emotionally charged.
She worked in primarily steel, wood and stone, often depicting the human form. Her French childhood was a major influence in many of her pieces. She represented the United States at the Venice Biennale and has been featured at the Tate Modern.
Photo of Louise: Maplethorpe Gallery

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sad news! There is also a copy of her "Maman" spider sculpture at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. It is very eerie to walk underneath it and look up!


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