14 April, 2009
Louise Joséphine Bourgeois
Louise Bourgeois Louise Joséphine Bourgeois est une artiste plasticienne française née à Paris le 25 décembre 1911.
James Kalm battles Manhattan's morning rush hour, peddling twelve miles, to pay homage to the Grand Dame of the New York Art World, Louise Bourgeois. This remarkable retrospective gathers the most extensive selection of Bourgeois works to date, and features her major sculpture, installations, paintings, drawings and graphics. Viewers will see the arc of stylistic development form the early Surrealist to the Biomorphic, assemblage and the installations with sexually charged images that makes Bourgeois an essential Feminist artist. Part I presents works from the early 1940's till the mid 1960's. This exhibition is organized in association with the Tate Modern, London, and Center Pompidou, Paris.
Famous British artists Tracey Emin, Stella Vine and Antony Gormley discuss the art works of Louise Bourgeois, interviewed by Alan Yentob for BBC in 2007