Louise Bourgeois, ‘Spider’, 1997, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
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Louise Bourgeois

Spider, 1997

Steel, tapestry, wood, glass, fabric, rubber, silver, gold and bone
177 × 262 × 204 in
449.6 × 665.5 × 518.2 cm
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Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Moscow

Collection The Easton Foundation

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Photo: Maximilian Geuter, © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by RAO
Louise Bourgeois
French-American, 1911–2010
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Beginning her artistic practice in her native Paris, Louise Bourgeois was originally associated with Surrealism due to her integration of fantastic elements into her prints and sculptures. Upon moving to New York in 1938, Bourgeois focused primarily on sculpture, crafting biomorphic forms that curator Lucy Lippard has described as enacting the physicality of the body as experienced from within. Bourgeois’s suggestive organ-like contours and early use of unconventional materials (like resin, latex, and cloth) allude to a tension between quintessentially male and female forms. This recurrent interrogation of the male/female dialectic aligns Bourgeois with the Feminist movement, but her work has also been examined through the lens of Abstract Expressionism, as she exhibited with artists such as Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.

Louise Bourgeois, ‘Spider’, 1997, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
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About the work
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Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Moscow

Collection The Easton Foundation

Medium
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Photo: Maximilian Geuter, © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by RAO
Louise Bourgeois
French-American, 1911–2010
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Beginning her artistic practice in her native Paris, Louise Bourgeois was originally associated with Surrealism due to her integration of fantastic elements into her prints and sculptures. Upon moving to New York in 1938, Bourgeois focused primarily on sculpture, crafting biomorphic forms that curator Lucy Lippard has described as enacting the physicality of the body as experienced from within. Bourgeois’s suggestive organ-like contours and early use of unconventional materials (like resin, latex, and cloth) allude to a tension between quintessentially male and female forms. This recurrent interrogation of the male/female dialectic aligns Bourgeois with the Feminist movement, but her work has also been examined through the lens of Abstract Expressionism, as she exhibited with artists such as Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.

Louise Bourgeois

Spider, 1997

Steel, tapestry, wood, glass, fabric, rubber, silver, gold and bone
177 × 262 × 204 in
449.6 × 665.5 × 518.2 cm
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