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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

R.I.P. Louise Bourgeois, Artist

Posted by Dave Bow on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 11:26 AM

I know everyone's feeling a bit of celebrity death fatigue what with Dennis Hopper and Gary Coleman and Ted Koppel's son and Frank Frazetta and Dio and Guillermo del Toro's version of The Hobbit, but I don't want Louise Bourgeois to be lost in the shuffle.

One of the most important artists of the last century, Bourgeois died yesterday from a heart attack. She was 98 years old. Bourgeois' body of work is as huge as the scope of her influence. She is best known for her giant spider-like sculptures and her "cells":

CELL (CHOISY), 1990-93
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  • CELL (CHOISY), 1990-93

She also made wonderful tapestries, prints, abstract installations of all kinds and so much more that I can't fit into one blog post. Suffice to say, she was a brilliant artistic force and she'll be missed.

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