Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine
Louise Bourgeois died on Monday at the age of 98. She was a sculptor, installation artist and fascinating woman. I have viewed several movies about her. This one most recently, and I thought it excellent. Beware however, some of her images may "shock" you. They are often quite erotic. She believes in putting her emotional reactions to life out there in her work. I think she was a genius. And an inspiration: I read that she work on her art right up until her death. For many years she worked in near obscurity. Now, she is one of the most famous female sculptors of recent times.