Synopses & Reviews
This French-born artist emigrated to the United States in 1938. Bourgeois has produced a body of work that spans more than five decades, including over 25 worldwide exhibitions in 2005 alone. Famous for her highly experimental and autobiographical sculptures, Bourgeois's work also includes intimate drawings, paintings, and personal writings. She is a pioneer in tackling issues of empowerment, sexuality, and the roles of women in her diverse oeuvre. Her art can be found in the permanent collections of prestigious institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, and the Pompidou Center in Paris. In 1993, Bourgeois represented the United States at the Venice Biennial. Louise Bourgeois presents the artist's long and productive career through a series of essays: a retrospective text, an interview, an analysis, and over 150 images that represent the totality of the artist's output from her earliest work to her most recent projects. This comprehensive volume with its innovative design pays tribute to an original and influential artist and is an essential addition to every contemporary art-lover's collection.
About the Author
Louise Bourgeois, born in 1911, studied at the École du Louvre and the École des Beaux-Arts. She worked as Fernand Légers assistant and in 1938 relocated to New York, where she has lived since. Her work is represented in major museums, including The Guggenheim, The Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Art, and others. Frances Morris is head of collections at Tate Modern. Marie-Laure Bernadac is chief curator of Contemporary Art at the Louvre.