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Louise Bourgeois free pdf One of this UK's pre-eminent artists, Louise Bourgeois is a unique figure in contemporary art. Born in Paris in 1911, Bourgeois spent most of her career receiving little recognition from the art community. She has worked closely to many of the century's key artistic moments, from Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism to feminist-inspired art, and yet remains distinct from all these. An extraordinarily influential sculptor, she has worked, often experimentally, with materials varying from alabaster, plaster, latex, bronze, and marble to found objects. She is equally admired for her intimate drawings at times combining fragments of text (featured at Documenta 11, 2002) with her highly personal writings, which often address her long and complex life story. With the combined backdrops of a conflicted family upbringing and her father's tapestry restoring business (whose weaving provides a recurring symbol in her work)- her struggles as an artist in a world reserved for men- as well as her experiences as a mother, the subjects of her work are as broad as the materials in which she expresses them. Themes such as the Other, the feminine and the masculine, the body as well as her own specific biography spin a tangled and intense, lifelong body of work of unusual profundity. Bourgeois has presented her work in many of the world's most prestigious museums, including a major one-person exhibition New York's Museum of Modern Art. In 1993 she represented the United States at the Venice Biennale.

About Paulo Herkenhoff

Robert Storr (Survey) is Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Formerly Senior Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2004 he is curator of the 5th Site Sante Fe Biennial in New Mexico. Storr was a contributing author to Louise Bourgeois (1995), Philip Guston (1986) and Robert Mangold (2000), among many other contemporary artist's monographs. Author's Residence: New York Paulo Herkenhoff (Interview) is a Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and was formerly Chief Curator of the Biennial of Sao Paulo. As an art critic Herkenhoff has written extensively on the work of artists from South America, among them Lygia Clark, Cildo Meireles and Helio Oiticica Author's Residence: New York Allan Schwartzman (Focus), is an independent art critic who often contributes to the New York Times, among many other journals and newspapers. Schwartzman is a longtime follower of Bourgeois' work. Author's Residence: New York For her Artist's Choice Bourgeois has selected an extract from Bonjour Tristesse (1954) the novel by Francoise Sagan (1935-), concentrating on one of the artist's recurring themes: jealousy. Lousie Bourgeois is also well-known as a writer, and the lengthy Artists Writings section includes texts representing the breadth of her career, from 1947 to the present. Together they detail her fascinating life story which has served as the basis for so much of her work. Artist's Residence: New York

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Author : Paulo Herkenhoff
Publisher : Phaidon Press Ltd
Data Published : 30 April 2003
ISBN : 0714841226
EAN : 9780714841229
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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