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Artist: Louise Bourgeois (1911 - )
Nationality: French-American
Movement: Abstract Expressionism
Media: Sculpture
Influences:

Biography:
Louis Bourgeois was born in Paris and trained there under Leger. In 1938, she married American art historian Rover Goldwater and moved to New York. There, she began her artistic career as a painter and printmaker but eventually turned to sculpture in the late 1940’s. Her abstract work incorporates the use of stone, metal and latex. In 1933, Bourgeois represented the United States and the Venice Biennale.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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Louise Bourgeois - Quarantania, III 1949-50 bronze The Museum of Modern Art American
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Louise Bourgeois - Spider 1996-1997 bronze National Gallery of Art American
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Louise Bourgeois - Mortise 1950 painted wood National Gallery of Art American
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Louise Bourgeois - Spring 1949 balsa wood National Gallery of Art American
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Louise Bourgeois - Articulated Lair 1986 painted steel, rubbe The Museum of Modern Art American
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Louise Bourgeois - Sleeping Figure 1950 painted balsa wood The Museum of Modern Art American
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Louise Bourgeois - Untitled (with foot) 1989 pink marble Corcoran Gallery of Art American
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Louise Bourgeois - The Winged Figure 1948-1991 bronze National Gallery of Art American
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Eyes, 1982 Louise Bourgeois (American, born France, 1911)Marble; H. 74-3/4, W. 54, D. 45-3/4 in.
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Louise Bourgeois - The Blind Leading The Blind 1947-1949 painted wood constru Hirshhorn Museum American
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Octave Tassaert - The Bourgeois' Kitchen 1854 oil on fabric Cleveland Museum of Art French
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Immersion de l'avant-port militaire de Cherbourg le 23 août 1813 ; Immersion de l'avant-port de Cherbourg en présence de l'Impératrice Marie-Louise le 27 août 1813 (autre titre) (1814 en) by BOURGEOIS ; HEIM François Joseph
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Louise M. Glazier Bookplate: Ex Libris, Louise M. Glazier wood engraving 1900
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LOUISE-MARIE DE FRANCE, DITE MADAME LOUISE (1737-1787) (3e quart 18e siècle) by anonyme
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Joseph reconnu par ses frères (1863) by BOURGEOIS Urbain
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Château de Pierrefonds (Oise) (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by DE SAULX (graveur) ; LOUVET (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Constant, BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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Château de Pierrefonds (Oise) (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by DE SAULX (graveur) ; LOUVET (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Constant, BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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Vue du château et du parc de Crillon (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by HULZ (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Constant, BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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Route serpentant à travers un vallon qui aboutit à une ville ; Voyage de l'Impératrice Marie-Louise en Normandie en Août 1813 - Arrivée du cortège aux portes de Cherbourg - L'Impératrice recevant l'hommage de la délégation chargée de l'accueilli
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Portrait de M. Pierre Commeau (1910) by BOURGEOIS Eugène Jacques Georges (peintre)
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Portrait de Madame Commeau, fermière à Laizy (1920) by BOURGEOIS Eugène Jacques Georges (peintre)
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Le château du Plessis-Chamant (Oise) (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by NIQUET Jeune (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Constant, BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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Portrait d'Eugène Chevalier (1896) by BOURGEOIS Eugène Jacques Georges (peintre)
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Le château du Plessis-Chamant (Oise) (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by NIQUET Jeune (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Constant, BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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Louise-Antoinette Feuardent
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Le grand Canal dans le parc de Crillon (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by GEISSLER (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Constant, BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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Jean-Antoine Houdon - Louise Brongniart 1777 marble National Gallery of Art French
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Portrait d'un homme âgé (4e quart 19e siècle ; 1er quart 20e siècle) by BOURGEOIS Eugène Jacques Georges (peintre)
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Sous-bois by BOURGEOIS D
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Lettre de Marie-Louise Dumas à Madame Carmin, 4 décembre 1806 (1806) by DUMAS Marie-Louise, LABOURET Marie-Louise (née)
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Portrait de M. Jules Commeau (1er quart 20e siècle) by BOURGEOIS Eugène Jacques Georges (peintre)
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Sous-bois (19e siècle) by BOURGEOIS Jean Isidore
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LOUISE-MARIE DE FRANCE, DITE MADAME LOUISE (1737-1787) (18e siècle) by anonyme
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Double étude pour un portrait de Louise Michel, en buste (1972) by OUVRE Achille
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Lettre de Marie-Louise Dumas à son mari, Villers-Cotterêts le 18 floréal an 8 (18 mai 1800) (1800) by DUMAS Marie-Louise, LABOURET Marie-Louise (née)
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Lettre de Marie-Louise Dumas à son mari, Villers-Cotterêts le 7 prairial an 9 (27 mai 1801) (1801) by DUMAS Marie-Louise, LABOURET Marie-Louise (née)
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Francisco de Goya - Therese Louise de Sureda c. 1803-1804 oil on canvas National Gallery of Art Spanish
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PIEDESTAL POUR LES BOURGEOIS DE CALAIS (1905 après ; ?) by RODIN Auguste
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LOUISE-MARIE DE FRANCE, DITE MADAME LOUISE (1737-1787) (2e moitié 18e siècle) by DROUAIS François Hubert (attribué)
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Vue du château de Pau avant l'effondrement du cabinet de la reine Jeanne (1810) by BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur, graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (d'après) ; DELPECH F (imprimeur)
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Scène de déluge (19e siècle) by BOURGEOIS Urbain
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Le Général Dumas (4e quart 18e siècle) by BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur, graveur)
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Tombeau et Temple dans le jardin du Plessis-Chamant (Oise) (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by DEVILLIERS Jeune (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Constant, BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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Tombeau et Temple dans le jardin du Plessis-Chamant (Oise) (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by DEVILLIERS Jeune (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Constant, BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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Portrait de femme (4e quart 19e siècle, 1er quart 20e siècle) by BOURGEOIS Eugène Jacques Georges (dessinateur)
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Portrait de six enfants (1808 en) by BOURGEOIS Charles Guillaume Alexandre
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Tombeau et Temple dans le jardin du Plessis-Chamant (Oise) (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by DEVILLIERS Jeune (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Constant, BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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Vue du château d'Ermenonville (Oise) (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by LAMEAU (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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LOUISE-MARIE DE FRANCE, DITE MADAME LOUISE (1737-1787) (1763) by DROUAIS François Hubert (attribué)
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Le grand lac de Mortefontaine (Oise) (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by BAUGEAN (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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LOUISE RIESENER (1888) by MANET Berthe, MORISOT Berthe (née)
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Louise de Savoie (16e siècle) by anonyme
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Louise-Wilhelmine, reine de Danemark (19e siècle) by anonyme
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Parc d'Ermenonville (Oise) (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by GAMBLE (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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OPHELIE (1874) by CARPEAUX Jean-Baptiste
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Portrait de jeune femme (4e quart 19e siècle ; 1ère moitié 20e siècle) by BOURGEOIS Charles Guillaume Alexandre
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L'Ile des Peupliers, Ermonville (Oise) (titre factice) (1819) by DEVILLIERS (graveur) ; BOSQ (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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Le château de Betz (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by NEVEU Olimpe (graveur) ; BOURGEOIS Florent Fidèle Constant (dessinateur)
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LOUISE-MARIE DE FRANCE, DITE MADAME LOUISE (1737-1787) (1748) by NATTIER Jean Marc
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Madame de Fumel, Supérieure générale des Dames de l'institution du Saint Enfant Jésus (1816) by HERSENT Louise Marie Jeanne, MAUDUIT Louise Marie Jeanne (née)

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (40)
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Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Louise Bourgeois Prints: 1989-1998
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Tate Modern: The Unilever Series: Louise Bourgeois
Three large steel towers, about 30 feet high, dominate the east end of the Turbine Hall. Each tower supports a platform on which two chairs are surrounded by a series of large swivel mirrors. The mirrors with their reflective surfa...

Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier: Louise Bourgeois: Aller – Retour
One room offers a retrospective of older works by the French born artist. The focus of the show however lies on the oeuvre of the last ten years, the majority of which are diary-like drawings, in which text and symbols frequently mingle. The...

Historische Museum, Museen Der Stadt Wien: Journey to Vienna: Photographs from 1860-1910
Thus, on May 1, 1873 the Fifth World Exhibition open on the Prater in Vienna. During this period of stormy economic development photography studios were cleary influenced by it. A good clientle was the self-emanzipating bourgeois.Through photog...

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art: Louise Bourgeois: First Retrospective in Denmark
The exhibition, organized in cooperation with the artist herself, includes works on loan from all over the world, offering examples of all the most important categories of her artistic output: the very little-known paintings and slender, statuesqu...

Irish Museum of Modern Art: Louise Bourgeois: Stitches in Time
Over 20 pieces, most created in the last three years, are accompanied by a selection of the artist’s graphic work including He disappeared into Complete Silence, 1946, her first major suite of etchings and poems in which she unfolds tales of loss ...

Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art: Widening Circle: 1990s International Acquisitions
Norwegian Mari Slaattelid, winner of the first prize in the Carnegie Art Award competition, employs different techniques to examine the dimensions of painting. Marko Vuokola's installation, displayed in the same room, suggests the ever wider field...

Contemporary Art Centre of Malaga: Stitches in Time: Louise Bourgeois
Stitches in Time features 20 of Louise Bourgeois’s most recent creations, most dating from the last three years. They include small characters, life-size sewn busts, totemic figures and display case-cells. In all of them, cloth acts as a material ...

Musee d'Orsay: Daumier
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State Hermitage Museum: Louise Bourgeois: First Major Exhibition of a Living American Artist Within the Walls of the Winter Palace
These works reveal the enormous emotional charge Bourgeois gives her creations. An installation of the Insomnia Drawings, on loan from the Daros Foundation in Switzerland, be seen in a room of the second floor of the museum. The courtyard of the H...

Museum of Arts and Sciences: Crossing the Threshold with Thelma and Louise
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Points of Departure: Connecting with Contemporary Art
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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen: Exorcism/Aesthetic Terrorism
Exorcism/Aesthetic Terrorism is an international manifestation of contemporary art, organised by the Rotterdam City Collection. It comprises a group exhibition, a catalogue and a poster presentation and encompasses the expansion of Rotterdam a...

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art: After the Beginning and Before the End: 222 Drawings from Picasso to Yoko Ono
The exhibition After the Beginning and Before the End - 222 Drawings from Picasso to Yoko Ono is about these beginnings. In 222 examples of the artist’s first steps toward the finished product, this exhibition s...

National Academy of Design: Challenging Tradition: Women of the Academy, 1826-2003
A strength of this exhibition is the numerous self-portraits by women artists. One membership requirement of newly elected Academicians is that all must donate a portrait of themselves to the museum's permanent collection. This has provided the Ac...

NSA Gallery: Inside: Looking In by Linda Jones
The artist states that the exhibition explores an inner space as well as an outer space. These images speak of a defining of my own space – a reclaiming and negotiation of space. Spaces that are visible and others that are somehow private and inac...

Museo del Prado: Fortuny, Madrazo and Rico. The Ramon de Errazu Bequest
The core of the bequest is the group of ten works by Mariano Fortuny. It includes major compositions such as Nude on the Beach at Portici, a masterpiece and synthesis of the artist’s late style, as well as Elderly Nude in the Sun, a work that look...

Galerie St. Etienne: Coming of Age: Egon Schiele and the Modernist Culture of Youth
"COMING OF AGE" also includes works by Erich Heckel, E.L. Kirchner, Oskar Kokoschka, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Edvard Munch and others. At the turn of the 20th century, the notion of adolescence as a distinct developmental phase between childhood...

Swope Art Museum: Call for Artists: 59th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibit
Larry Rinder has curated numerous art shows including exhibits by renowned artists Louise Bourgeois, Richard Diebenkorn, and the prestigious Whitney Biennial. Widely published and respected, Rinder has taught at both Columbia University and the Un...

Museum of Modern Art: Rober Storr Promoted to Senior Curator at the MOMA
The title of Senior Curator indicates exceptional merit, and is among the highest distinctions this Museum can offer, remarked Mr. Lowry. This promotion recognizes Robert Storrs tremendous contributions, both as an exhibition organizer, a...

Generali Foundation: Things We Don't Understand
Is there a difference between aesthetic experience and the experiences of our daily life? The artists of this show use found objects, documentary photographs, conv...

Tate Modern: Juan Munoz: new sculpture unveiled
Juan Muñoz is renowned for sculptural works in which he situates the human figure within elaborate or complex architectural settings. These are created using elements such as patterned floors, staircases and balconies. Then, by a ...

National Gallery: Encounters: NEW art from OLD
The National Gallery has always been a resource for artists, and the Collection offers many examples of how artists in other times have wrestled with traditi...

Espace Arlaud: Plastic
Anne Bourgeois Meier imagined dancers embalm, playing with their forms, the transparency and fluidity of plastic. Isabelle Fink always works with supple forms and creates gigantic works, sometimes that fly. Youri Messen-Jaschin integrates supple e...

Chambers Fine Art: Insight: Paintings by Qiu Shihua
Unlike the younger generation of artists who have for the most part turned their back on oil painting, Qiu Shihua found his initial inspiration in the French Impressionists whose work he saw in person for the first time in the mid-1980s. In 1989, ...

Dia:Beacon: Agnes Martin: Unknown Territory
Shown in the diffused natural light of Dia's galleries, this exhibition makes available classic works rarely seen due to their fragility and rarity. Closing November 7, 2005, "unknown territory" will be followed in December 2005 by an installation...

Uber Gallery: Elisabeth Weissensteiner: Intro-Spectatio
Using symbols from nature such as animals, insects and surreal combinations of both together with figures and photographs works, Weissensteiner creates a unique world that explores the spaces in between interior and exterior, pleasure and pain and...

Stedelijk Museum: Grayson Perry - Guerrilla Tactics
At first sight Perry's pots stand in the centuries-old tradition of classic vases decorated with figures. They look attractive, full of colour and loaded with pictures, inscriptions and ...

Corcoran Gallery of Art: ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: WOMEN ON VIEW
These photographs are intended to show how we look and what we do, says Annie Leibovitz, and they create a vivid and striking collective portrait of women today. Im very moved by the sense of...

Telfair Museum of Art: WINDOWS TO HEAVEN: RUSSIAN ICONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DANIEL BIBB AND THE NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART
Russian icons have a long history. The earliest Russian icons appeared in Kiev in the 10th or 11th centuries; the icons in this exhibition range in date from the late 17th to ...

Neuberger Museum of Art: Inner Eye: Contemporary Art from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection
In the 1960s, Marc and Livia Straus, residents of Chappaqua, New York, began collecting contemporary works which, at the time they were made, provoked the response, Is this artNULL ...

New Museum od Contemporary Art: Picturing the Modern Amazon
The exhibition consists of three sections: historical images, contemporary works, and comics. The historical images date from 1783 to the present. The contemporary section ...

Joan Miro Foundation: Woman. Metamorphosis of Modernity
The list of artists comprises Tarsila do Amaral, Gertrude Arndt, Jean Arp/Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Georges Braque, Louise Bourgeois, Marianne Breslauer, Claude Cahun, Imogen Cunningham, Marcel Duchamp, Valie Export, Emmanuel Goundouin, Lotte Jacobi, Yv...

Wellington City Gallery: Practising Beauty
Kathy Barry’s drawings of flowers reference the scientific tradition which orders our perceptions of nature through the means of drawing, naming and classifying. The floating flowers drawn on larg...

Milwaukee Art Museum: Nothing But Nudes: Selections from the Permanent Collection
he exhibition Nothing But Nudes: Selections from the Permanent Collection reveals not only the many roles of the nude in art but also the depth of the museum's holdings. Including works from all media painting and sculpture, w...

Portland Museum of Art: Lasting Impressions: Contemporary Prints from the Bruce Brown Collection
As a teacher at Freeport High School and Curator of Maine Coast Artists in Rockport, Brown has educated many people about art and has also assembled a phenomenal collection of contemporary prints on a limited budget. Brown began collecting in the...

Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Arezzo: Alberto Sughi: The Drawing and the Image
"Alberto Sughi: The Drawing and the Image" gathers together 50 works (all on paper over canvas) deriving from private collections as well as the artistís own collection. The exhibition has been organised by the art historian Giovanni Facce...

ARKEN Museum of Modern Art: DUANE HANSON – Sculptures of the American Dream
Ordinary heroes and life’s losers
Duane Hanson confronts us with the typical prejudices about Americans – they are naïve, superficial, heavy consumers… Yet he does so with a humanity that makes it impossible for us to reject them. His figures...

Irish Museum of Modern Art: Artformations: Organised by the Education and Community Department
The first, Breaking the Cycle, which ran in several schools from 1997 to 2000, was undertaken as part of collaboration with the Department of Education and Science, which also co-funded the project. The exhibition includes children's work from cl...

Art Gallery of Ontario: Rodney Graham: A Little Thought
This first major North American tour of works by Rodney Graham is jointly organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Graham’s works have been widely shown throughout Canada ...

Further Artwork and Information:

Louise Bourgeois Online
Louise Bourgeois: Drawings
Art:21 . Louise Bourgeois . Biography | PBS
Amazon.com: Books: Louise Bourgeois
AnyBook4Less.com - Author: Louise Bourgeois
N.PARADOXA: ISSUE 2
Louise Bourgeois Art Minimal & Conceptual Only
What is Art? What is an Artist? Page by Louise Bourgeois
Louise Bourgeois Art Images
Tennis Palace Art Museum

 

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