Louise Bourgeois. The fabric works

Louise Bourgeois, who has produced art since the 1930s, began in 1990s to use her clothes and the clothes of her loved ones as components in her sculptures and drawings. It is as much a reincarnation of her past and her childhood as a confirmation of her relationship with memory. Her visual approach to fabrics transforms decorative accessories into emotional and personal references which, especially in her Cells and later in her drawings, create representations of a tormented and at the same time powerful womanhood. Further development of the artist's work began in 2002: exploiting the iridescent colors and formal structural properties of pieces of her clothing, she created "The Fabric Drawings", astonishing works alternating between floral figurative pieces and chromatic abstractions. This collection of pictorial and sculptural images is brought tegether in this antology in a unique and exhaustive way.
The publication is a means of approaching her distinctive iconographic and visual explosions and adding to our knowledge of the artist herself. Bourgeois' emotional and figurative strength, translated into compositions of color and form, is further testimony to her important contribution to the history of modern and contemporary art.

Louise Bourgeois. The fabric works
Curated by
Germano Celant

Edited by Skira, Milan

Language: English (Italian insert)
Format: 24 x 28cm
Pages: 336
Price: euro 42