Louise Bourgeois


Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi in London is opening a new exhibition today for the acclaimed artist Louise Bourgeois. Bourgeois, who is currently 95 years old, is highly regarded as one of the most important artists working today. For the exhibition “LOUISE BOURGEOIS: New Work”, the artist will feature a major new body of cast sculptures, gouaches and two complete portfolios of hand-colored prints. The exhibition coincides with a major retrospective of the artist’s work at Tate Modern also opening this month. Bourgeois draws much of her inspiration from her childhood and from a deep examination of feminine sexuality, stating “My work is not an illustration of anything, but rather it expresses an emotional state, good or bad.” The artist is known for the diverse materials that make up her work, often using multiple forms and materials to express reoccurring symbolism and themes in her work. Bourgeois was born in France; she studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and has worked in the US since 1938. Her current exhibition at the Tate will travel from 2008 and 2009 to Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, LAMoCA, Los Angeles and the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.