Image:Eye to Eye, 1970 Photograph: Guggenheim Museum
Louise Bourgeois, the French-born, American-based artist best known for her sculptures of vast metal spiders, died yesterday in a New York hospital at the age of 98. Bourgeois, who only found widespread acclaim late in life, had suffered a heart attack at the weekend, a spokeswoman said.
With her death, American and European art has lost not only a tremendous and hugely influential artist, but a direct link between the art of the 21st century and belle epoque Paris, with cubism, symbolism, surrealism and abstract expressionism, and all that followed.
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Images:Louise Bourgeois, undated Photograph: Christopher Felve
One of the most important new contemporary art museums in Europe, The Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear in Cáceres, Spain, designed by award-winning Tuñón Arquitectos Studio, will open in spring 2021.
For their inaugural online exhibition, Hauser & Wirth bring directly to your screen a selection of drawings by the celebrated French American artist Louise Bourgeois.
We found ourselves reflecting on the fate of Europe whilst visiting the Domus Europa at MUCEM, Love at Musee d’art contemporaine and Le Corbusier’s Cite’ Radieuse.
This week I flew over to Berlin for the first time to buy a few records, learn how to wear a bum bag as a cross body bag, and, most importantly, to see some wonderfully curated shows. As I had time to consider these in the past few days I realised that tactility and memory were threads connecting Henrique Neves, Louise Bourgeois and Philip Wiegard as each artist presented traces of his or her past through their chosen medium.