Archive for May, 2010

Louise Bourgeois

May 31, 2010

Conceptual artist Louise Bourgeois died earlier today in Manhattan at the age of 98. She will be remembered as one of the century’s most significant and influential visual artists.

Born in Paris in 1911, Louise Bourgeois lived and worked for most of her life in New York City.  Her career was notably long, with recognition not occurring until later in her life.  The last few decades saw exhibitions of Bourgeois’ work in venues at the highest level of the art world including the Venice Biennale (representing the United States), the Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Guggenheim Museum, and Centre Georges Pompidou.

A documentary film about Louise Bourgeois, The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine, was released in 2008.

Additional coverage:

Le Monde (French)

Los Angeles Times

ArtsBeat NY Times

Other resources:

2008 video interview with Nancy Spector about the Guggenheim exhibition and the art of Louise Bourgeois.

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