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Louise Bourgeois : Beyond Sculpture

Cover of Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait published by The Museum of Modern Art, 2017.  

 

MoMA’s new exhibition opens a little-known dimension of the artist’s practice: prints and books, shedding light on Bourgeois’s creative process.


Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Lacs de Montagne. 1997. Engraving, etching, aquatint, and drypoint. Sheet: 23 13/16 x 29″ (60.5 x 73.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.

 

Louis Bourgeois is known as a celebrated sculptor, who channeled her emotional struggles into art. She worked around themes and motifs of painful memories, jealousy, anger, that turned into visual metaphors. This autumn, MoMA explores the little-known side of the renowned artist, presenting around 300 works, including prints, illustrated books, drawings and early paintings. On the view from September 24th through January 28th, Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait is organized by a longtime friend of the artist’s and a leading scholar of her work—Deborah Wye.


Louise Bourgeois at the printing press in the lower level of her home/studio on 20th Street, New York, 1995. Photograph by and © Mathias Johansson

 

MoMA的新展览开启了艺术家鲜为人知的实践维度:印刷品和书籍,揭示了 Bourgeois 的创作过程。

 

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Arch of Hysteria. 1993. Bronze, polished patina. 33 x 40 x 23″ (83.8 x 101.6 x 58.4 cm). Collection The Easton Foundation. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.

 

Louise Bourgeois 是著名的著名雕塑家,将自己的情感斗争转化为艺术。围绕着痛苦的回忆、嫉妒、愤怒等主题,将其变成视觉隐喻。今年秋天,MoMA 探索了著名艺术家鲜为人知的一面,展出了大约300幅作品,包括版画、插画、素描和早期绘画。从9月24日到1月28日,Louise Bourgeois : An Unfolding Portrait 是由这位艺术家的一个老朋友和研究她作品的一位著名学者——黛博拉·怀伊(Deborah Wye)的共同组织的。

 

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Self Portrait. 1990. Drypoint. Sheet: 26 3/8 x 20 1/16″ (67 x 51 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.


Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). No. 4 of 34 from the fabric illustrated book Ode à l’Oubli. 2002. 

Page (approx.): 10 3/4 × 12 1/16″ (27.3 × 30.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.

 
Louise Bourgeois : Beyond Sculpture


Cover of Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait published by The Museum of Modern Art, 2017.  

 

MoMA’s new exhibition opens a little-known dimension of the artist’s practice: prints and books, shedding light on Bourgeois’s creative process.


Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Lacs de Montagne. 1997. Engraving, etching, aquatint, and drypoint. Sheet: 23 13/16 x 29″ (60.5 x 73.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.

 

Louis Bourgeois is known as a celebrated sculptor, who channeled her emotional struggles into art. She worked around themes and motifs of painful memories, jealousy, anger, that turned into visual metaphors. This autumn, MoMA explores the little-known side of the renowned artist, presenting around 300 works, including prints, illustrated books, drawings and early paintings. On the view from September 24th through January 28th, Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait is organized by a longtime friend of the artist’s and a leading scholar of her work—Deborah Wye.


Louise Bourgeois at the printing press in the lower level of her home/studio on 20th Street, New York, 1995. Photograph by and © Mathias Johansson

 

MoMA的新展览开启了艺术家鲜为人知的实践维度:印刷品和书籍,揭示了 Bourgeois 的创作过程。

 

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Arch of Hysteria. 1993. Bronze, polished patina. 33 x 40 x 23″ (83.8 x 101.6 x 58.4 cm). Collection The Easton Foundation. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.

 

Louise Bourgeois 是著名的著名雕塑家,将自己的情感斗争转化为艺术。围绕着痛苦的回忆、嫉妒、愤怒等主题,将其变成视觉隐喻。今年秋天,MoMA 探索了著名艺术家鲜为人知的一面,展出了大约300幅作品,包括版画、插画、素描和早期绘画。从9月24日到1月28日,Louise Bourgeois : An Unfolding Portrait 是由这位艺术家的一个老朋友和研究她作品的一位著名学者——黛博拉·怀伊(Deborah Wye)的共同组织的。

 

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Self Portrait. 1990. Drypoint. Sheet: 26 3/8 x 20 1/16″ (67 x 51 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.


Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). No. 4 of 34 from the fabric illustrated book Ode à l’Oubli. 2002. 

Page (approx.): 10 3/4 × 12 1/16″ (27.3 × 30.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.