Eyes, 1996 - Louise Bourgeois
About the Work
Printmaking was an important part of Bourgeois' practice beginning in the 1940s, when she worked at William Stanley Hayter's intaglio workshop, Atelier 1. From 1994-95, the Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted an exhibition entitled The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, for which they published a comprehensive catalog. This work was made soon after the show closed.
About the Artist
About Louise Bourgeois
Originally creating sculptures out of wood, marble, and bronze, Bourgeois began using non-traditional media such as latex and plaster in the 1960s, in some cases lifting the works off the ground to hang from the ceiling. By the 1970s, it became clear that her work, often sexually explicit and emotionally daring, had pioneered a new movement of postmodern and feminist art. By the end of the 20th century, she was known as one of the most important female artists of her generation.
On the occasion of her death, in 2010, The New York Times summed up her œ“uvre by saying that it "shared a set of repeated themes, centered on the human body and its need for nurture and protection in a frightening world."
Bourgeois's work has been exhibited at almost every major museum in the world, as well as a number of well-known galleries including Cheim & Read in New York, Galerie Lelong in Paris, and Hauser & Wirth in London. In 1993, she represented the United States at the Venice Biennale. She was the subject of numerous retrospectives; the last comprehensive survey of her work, Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, premiered in 2007 at the Tate Modern, and subsequently traveled to the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (2008); the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2008); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2008-2009); and the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2009). She is one of the most prominent female artists to live and work in the 20th and 21st centuries, and her work continues to be shown around the world.Read Less
DescriptionDrypoint on Somerset textured paper.
AuthenticationSigned and numbered by the artist on recto.
DimensionsThe quoted dimensions for this work are for the paper size. Actual image size is 3.9375" x 9".
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