Monday, May 31, 2010

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois DEAD: Sculptor, Artist Dies, Aged 98

NEW YORK — Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women's deepest feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, died Monday, her studio's managing director said. She was 98.

Bourgeois had continued creating artwork – her latest pieces were finished just last week – before suffering a heart attack Saturday night, said the studio director, Wendy Williams. The artist died at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, where she lived.

Working in a wide variety of materials, she tackled themes relating to male and female bodies and emotions of anger, betrayal, even murder. Her work reflected influences of surrealism, primitivism and the early modernist sculptors such as Alberto Giacometti and Constantin Brancusi.

Louise Bourgeois - Summary: A documentary attempting to shed light on what makes fascinatingly fractious Louise Bourgeois, one of the world’s greatest living artists, tick.

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