Monday, 31 May 2010
RIP Louise Bourgeois, 1911-2010
Look at this cheery old lady with the big willy under her arm that she made herself!
Her work was so rude and scary. She made terrifying, huge spider sculptures and her first work was an image of her father made out of dough and spit, right in front of his eyes.
She really freaked him out, as well as countless others, but her sculptures and installations had a fascinating, dreamy quality to them which fused nightmare and childish imagination so perfectly.
This is a big miss for the art world.
Portrait by Robert Mapplethorpe, Room installation by Peter Bellamy and Maman spider at Capodimante Museum Bourgeois retrospective.