Louise Bourgeois RIP

Louise Bourgeois
Louise Bourgeois & ‘Sleep II’


Louise at Chelsea home_2007

Louise Bourgeois has passed away at the age of 98.  She was amazing, unique and always inspiring. If you haven’t seen the documentary, Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress, and The Tangerine, you should.

There are many reasons to adore Louise. Two of them being her fierce independence and unflinching honesty.

The first time I heard about Louise and saw her sculptures was the Spider exhibit in 2002 in Cleveland, OH. I wish I had taken pictures and paid more attention to their installation.  They were beautiful and haunting on the dead streets of downtown Cleveland. They stuck with me in more ways that I realized.

“To Bourgeois, the relationship of one person to another or others is all important, and life has little value without it. This relationship, which she calls the toi et moi – or the ‘you and me’ – is usually experienced as suffering, yet it is the only thing worth living for.” – Louise Bourgeois: Drawings & Observations

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June 14, 2015 addition: louise bourgeois

 

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