• Media type: Book; Still Image; Exhibition Catalogue; Illustrated Book
  • Title: Louise Bourgeois : an unfolding portrait : prints, books, and creative process
  • Contributor: Bourgeois, Louise [KünstlerIn]; Wye, Deborah [VerfasserIn]
  • Corporation: The Museum of Modern Art
  • imprint: New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art, [2017]
  • Extent: 248 Seiten; Illustrationen; 28 cm
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781633450417
  • RVK notation: LI 17805 : Bourgeois, Louise
  • Keywords: Bourgeois, Louise > Druckgrafik > Arbeiten auf Papier > Künstlerbuch > Plastik > Installation
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  • Footnote: Seite 247: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, organized by Deborah Wey, Chief Curator Emerita, Prints and Illustrated Books, with Sewon Kang, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 24, 2017-January 28, 2018."
  • Description: "'Louise Bourgeois : An Unfolding Portrait' explores this celebrated artist's prints and books, a little known but highly significant part of Bourgeois's larger practice. Her copious production in these mediums - addressing themes that perennially occupied her, including memory, trauma, and the body - is examined here within the context of related sculptures, drawings, and paintings. This investigation sheds light on Bourgeois's creative process, which is uniquely and vividly apparent through the evolving states and variants of her prints; seeing these sequences unfold is akin to looking over the artist's shoulder as she worked. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalogue features an insightful essay by curator (and longtime friend of the artist) Deborah Wye, examining Bourgeois's involvement with these mediums alongside the developments of her long life and career. Interviews with three of the artist's close collaborators further illuminate her artistic practice and output, some three hundred examples of which are presented in this volume

    Foreword / Glenn D. Lowry -- Introduction : "time stopped, time remembered, time recreated" : Louise Bourgeois : prints and books / Deborah Wye -- THEMES AND VARIATIONS. Architecture embodied -- Abstracted emotions -- Fabric of memory -- Alone and together -- Forces of nature -- Lasting impressions -- WORKING RELATIONSHIPS. Jerry Gorovoy, Assistant -- Felix Harlan of Harlan & Weaver, Inc., Printer -- Benjamin Shiff of Osiris, Publisher


  • Status: Loanable