Thursday, May 10, 2012

NYC Journal: Louise Bourgeois

We kept seeing the art of Louise Bourgeois at a variety of venues in New York. Two galleries at the Freize art fair carried her work.
Look Up, 2009 by Louise Bourgeois.
This must have been one of her very last works. Watercolour and coloured pencil over four full sheets of watercolour paper.
At the Frieze we also saw these metal hanging pieces by Louise.
Louise was at the MOMA (Museum of modern art) above is one of her prints from The Puritan series, 1990, and below is a detail of sleeping figure, 1950.
Still more Louise Bourgeois art was at the PS1 gallery in Queens and at the Dia foundation in Beacon. She has left a real legacy.

7 comments:

mansuetude said...

the smudge marks on the watercolor paper

as i see more and more of her work, i sense the power of time, and the multiplicity of one personality; multiplicity of materials through one self in time. energy directed from one set of hands (maybe)...

even the images of her through time (a kind of journal of their own).

Margaret said...

Hmmm....perhaps I need to see the work "up close and personal"...The knitted piece speaks to me, though.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

I've always thought that Bourgeois is one of the most influential women artists of the 20th C. She really listened to her own voice and worked with such a vast array of media and style - some of which are the domain of males. She holds her own...

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

Judy, I'm not sure if this link will work but I found a photograph of Louise Borgeois' hands that I thought you might like to view.
http://www.tumblr.com/reblog/22865449061/IB5eaaYg?redirect_to=%2Fdashboard%2F2%2F22865738315%3Flite

Lynn said...

that knit piece is amazing!

Velma said...

you must, indeed, feel very full to bursting with this trip, the work you've seen, the daughter/mother time.

linda twichell said...

love seeing your work...... did you see this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6hpyBFw4Y4&feature=player_detailpage