Exploring Louise Bourgeois’ Creative Side

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Arch of Hysteria. 1993. Bronze, polished patina. 33 x 40 x 23″ (83.8 x 101.6 x 58.4 cm). Collection The Easton Foundation. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.

The last few weeks of summer is dwindling away. And even though we still have our eyes on chic summer travels, and rooftop parties, we’re also putting together an amazing list of this fall’s top museum exhibitions. The first one that came to mind is Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait at MOMA. The show explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010).

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Lacs de Montagne. 1997. Engraving, etching, aquatint, and drypoint. Sheet: 23 13/16 x 29″ (60.5 x 73.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.

Bourgeois’s printed oeuvre, a little-known aspect of her work, is vast in scope and comprises some 1,400 printed compositions, created primarily in the last two decades of her life but also at the beginning of her career, in the 1940s. The Museum of Modern Art has a prized archive of this material, and the exhibition will highlight works from the collection along with rarely seen loans. A special installation will fill the Museum’s Marron Atrium from September 24, 2017, until January 28, 2018.

 

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