Winged Head

Signature: Monogrammée en bas à droite

2013 Tel Aviv, "Momentum", Commissariat Marie Shek, Minotaure Gallery

About Louise Bourgeois

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.

French-American, 1911-2010, Paris, France, based in New York & Paris

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
2015
Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2015
2014
Louise Bourgeois: Suspension, Cheim & Read, New York
1997
Louise Bourgeois, Fondazione Prada, Milan

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
2015
Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2015
2014
Louise Bourgeois: Suspension, Cheim & Read, New York
1997
Louise Bourgeois, Fondazione Prada, Milan

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
DEDICATED TO SOMEONE SPECIAL, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
Sculptors in Print, Marlborough London, London
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2015
Robert Gober/ Louise Bourgeois, Fondazione Prada, Milan
2014
2013
Portfolios from Peter Blum Edition, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
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