3.14.2010

LOUISE BOURGEOIS: Sculptor Louise Bourgeois Died

Arch of Hysteria, 1993
Polished Bronze (c) Louise Bourgeois /All Rights Reserved

Cover Photograph (c) Richard Avedon
Polished Bronze Sculpture (c) Louise Bourgeois

Maman by Louise Bourgeois
Spider Sculpture outside the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

"Art is not about art"

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New York Times Obituary

Artist and sculptor, Louise Bourgeois, born in Paris December 25, 1911, died at home May 31, 2010 at 98 years old. She began her career as a draftsman at 12, providing drawings for the missing pieces of tapestries for her families business. At 15 she studied mathematics at the Sorbonne, then began studying painting at the École du Louvre and the École des Beaux-Arts, later working as assistant to Fernand Léger. After moving to the U.S. with her American husband, art historian and Director of the Museum of Primitive Art of New York, Robert Goldwater, she studied at the Art Students League of New York.

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13 comments:

Rachel M Wolfe said...

Illuminating article. I can feel the frustrations both in her words and from first-hand experience. Her dignity and perseverance are inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

-K- said...

"Art is not about art."

Wonderful thing to hear. To me, its like an entire essay in five words.

Caio Fernandes said...

ohh.. i can't believe !
i am so "in loved with her" !
her work was one of the firsts i learned to love when i was younger .
and i have here a picture of the Arch of Histeria on my studio .

thank you for this post Elizabeth .
wonderful being able to read this now .

Caio Fernandes said...

i had to read this twice .
i think i am goimg to print and keep it under my pillow with my Bible :)

Ange said...

Ah Elizabeth these are the posts that brighten my life and inspire my very depths. The real people never fail to fuel the drive to push further ahead. Wonderful post! Thank you.

Bruce Barone said...

Isn't that, the photo, marvelous!!! Inspiring! And likewise her and her art, her vision. Her truth.

bastinptc said...

Read the book years and years ago, and has stayed with me ever since.

Anonymous said...

Ladie with the balls.I am in Love from ever to ever

concretenprimroses said...

Another great interview. Art isn't about Art. I love it.
Kathy

Francine Gardner said...

Such a great interview. She is such a fascinating character...

Judy Martin said...

Thanks for posting this interview. She speaks truth.

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