Thursday, May 01, 2008

Louise Bourgeois

Once again, the editors at More Intelligent Life have honored me by publishing my piece on the recent retrospective at Centre Pompidou of the brilliant artist and living legend Louise Bourgeois. The piece also concerns the Gustave Courbet exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum until May 18th.

If interested, you'll find it here.

Cheers, and thanks for reading,


kat said...

Brilliant cultural criticism as always. (And a real kicking reminder that I need to get up to the Met to see the Courbet exhibit.)

Graham said...

Bourgeois? Isn't she that feminist artist with the bronze dicks?

Great piece.

marie said...

I first saw her work at the tate modern in really is haunting, and her ability to cross all sorts of media is amazing..a very nice piece! Merci!

Paul Pincus said...

The spider, weaving her web, stands as the gatekeeper to her work. She reappears frequently; the ultimate domestic power-house, the spider's web is both home and weapon. In interviews, Bourgeois explains that it is a symbol of her best friend, her mother. As the family business was tapestry repair, the spider is perhaps logical, but also a compelling symbol of the trappings of domesticity.


Outstanding piece.


Snobber said...

you all are too sweet. thank you!

Mary-Laure said...

I love that picture. She looks so real, so natural and so very very smart!

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la femme said...

I went to her exhibit at the Tate recently :)