Louise Bourgeois


Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010) was a French-American artist.

Although she is best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the subconscious. These themes connect to events from her childhood which she considered to be a therapeutic process. Although Bourgeois exhibited with the Abstract Expressionists and her work has much in common with Surrealism and Feminist art, she was not formally affiliated with a particular artistic movement.

Louise Bourgeois 1982, printed 1991 Robert Mapplethorpe 1946-1989 ARTIST ROOMS  Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/AR00215

Current Exhibitions

07 Jun — 05 Sep
For jevouspropose#6 Susanna Koeberle (freelance journalist) proposes Elisabeth Kübler, former gallerist Maeght (later Lelong) Zurich. Starting with the much acclaimed exhibition „Zorn...
09 Jun — 14 Sep
Bringing together over 90 works including paintings, sculptures and works on paper from important public institutions and private collections such as the Fondation Beyeler (Riehen/Basel), Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas), Kunstmuseum Den Haag (Hague),...

Past Exhibitions

If I Was a Rich Girl

Kunst Raum Riehen
23/03/2019 — 30/06/2019

Louise Bourgeois: My Own Voice Wakes Me Up

Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong
26/03/2019 — 11/05/2019

Louise Bourgeois: Papillons Noirs

Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz
28/12/2018 — 10/02/2019

Louise Bourgeois: The Eternal Thread

Long Museum West Bund
03/11/2018 — 24/02/2019

Louise Bourgeois at ICA Miami

Institute of Contemporary Art Miami – ICA
01/07/2018 — 06/01/2019