Louise Bourgeois Exhibition

Guggenheim Museum

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Louise Bourgeois is a full-career retrospective of one of the most important artists of our time. Although her oeuvre includes painting, drawing, printmaking, and performance, Bourgeois is best known for her sculptures, which range in scale from the intimate to the monumental, and across a diverse array of mediums including wood, bronze, latex, marble, and fabric.



from June 27, 2008 to September 28, 2008

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    perke: (2008-06-27 at 17:06)

    It's an anxiety provoking exhibition, especially at the top of the Guggenheim spiral. Such a retrospective is a must see, event if it were bad. Am still waiting for the Kalm report http://www.youtube.com/user/jameskalm

    artobserved: (2008-07-02 at 12:07)

    The iconic artist, Louise Bourgeois, is honored by the culmination two major events. Her exhibit at the Guggenheim in New York recently opened on June 27th. June 25th was the theatrical premier of “Louise Bourgeois:The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine”, a documentary about her life and work at the Film Forum.


    Ashley1981: (2008-09-16 at 17:09)

    I was disappointed not to be in London to catch this show, but it turns out that the Guggenheim's curved space is a much better fit for her intimate, bulbous work than Tate Modern's grid of boxy spaces. And this show's coherence was particularly noticeable after the sprawling awkwardness of the Cai Guo Qiang retrospective. A must see!

    jigsaw: (2008-09-27 at 12:09)

    louise bourgeois takes you on this personal journey through her own years of different sight and struggle
    the guggenheim was definitely a precious place to exhibit 70 years of work
    it begins with her technical paintings, interest in sculpture representing life forms, drawings dealing with issues of woman and domestica, into these intimate sculptures of inside the home, inside what it feels like, with an aura like no other, the smell rises and the aura drags you in - her colors, materials and mediums are essential.

    one of the best shows i have seen this year

    dcdomain: (2009-01-21 at 00:01)

    Loved seeing her Mamans in Japan and Korea (as well as D.C.). Definitely learned a lot from the show though I was pretty ignorant to begin with. As mentioned by a previous reviewer, the Guggenheim's spiraling staircase is a great space for you to journey through her lengthy portfolio of work. Just wish they had a larger Maman piece in the atrium.

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