The French-American artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) is considered a pioneer of installation art. Initially she began with graphic works and paintings, but it was not until the mid-1940s that she devoted herself entirely to sculpture. In her works, the artist deals with the organic and physical. Her sculptural works were already shown in New York in 1949 and 1950, after which she was recognized rather among artists, and remained unknown to the general public for a long time. In 1973, her husband Robert Goldwater died and Bourgeois processed her grief in an examination of the past – her first large room installations (»Environments«) were created at this time.
It was not until the end of the 1970s that two exhibitions of her sculptures in New York brought her into the public eye, and in 1983 the MoMa dedicated a large solo exhibition to her.
Vintage Gelatin silver print
Bildmaße 21,8 x 32,9 cm (21,8 x 32,9 inch)
Objektmaße 27,8 x 35,3 cm (27,8 x 35,3 inch)
Montage, Rahmen Archival mat board 50 x 40 cm
Double weight paper, semi-matte surface, very good condition, only the white margin shows some wear and a little tear on the right edge and some wear on the right lower corner, the image is not effected. A very beautiful strong print!
Signed, titled and dated »Louise Bourgeois in her Studio, Brooklyn 1991« by the photographer in pencil, neg. no. »91-9-3/33-34« in ink on the reverse
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