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Louise Bourgeois
Author: Louise Bourgeois

ISBN: 9780714841229
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 15 April 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 25.0 x 1.6
Description:
One of the century's most distinguished artists, Louise Bourgeois is an utterly unique figure. 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 art, and yet she remains distinct from all of them.

An extraordinarily influential sculptor, she has worked, often experimentally, with materials varying from alabaster, plaster, latex, bronze and marble. Bourgeois is equally admired for her intimate drawings, often combining fragments of text, and her highly personal writings, which often address her long and complex life story. With the backdrop of a conflicted and sexually complicated family upbringing, her struggles as an artist in a world reserved for men, as well as her experiences as a mother, the subject of her work is as broad as the materials in which she expresses them.

As a figure of outstanding significance in contemporary art, her stature has been recognised by such awards as the American National Medal of the Arts (1991), the French Grand Prix National de Sculpture ...

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