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Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois
Library Shelf Location 18.BOUR
Publication Date Jan 2007
Description "Flammarion Contemporary" is a new series of object-books that provide the general public with an informative and visually evocative reference on the work of contemporary artists and the issues and trends that drive the art world today. The work of acclaimed artist Louise Bourgeois, still active and working at the age of 95, is presented in this long-awaited monograph on the doyenne of contemporary art. 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 twenty worldwide exhibitions in 2005 alone. Famous for her highly experimental and autobiographical sculptures, Bourgeois' 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 Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. In 1993, Bourgeois represented the United States at the Venice Biennial. This long-awaited new edition presents Bourgeois' long and productive career through a retrospective text, the artist's own writings, and over 150 images that represent her output from her earliest work to her most recent projects. This comprehensive volume pays tribute to an original and influential artist and is an essential addition to every contemporary art lover's collection.
ISBN 2080305530
Quantity 1
Pages 208
Author Marie-Laure Bernadac
Format Paperback
Publisher Flammarion
Related Artist Louise Bourgeois
Categories Drawing, Installation, Sculpture, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Body (subject), Female Body, Feminism, Masculinity
Artist's Nationality American (USA), French
Language English

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