Louise Joséphine Bourgeois 1911-2010

Sadly artist Louise Bourgeois passed away this week at age 98. One of the greatest artists ever such a joyful and inspiring woman, the grande dame of contemporary artists best known for her sculptures and disquieting symbolism. Intense, brilliant, strong and really brave and indeed one of a kind artist that’s why she lasted for so long, will be forever missed by those who admired her artwork.

In an e-mail exchange in early 2008, The Associated Press asked Bourgeois what advice she would give young artists just starting out.

Tell your own story, and you will be interesting,” she responded. “Don’t get the green disease of envy. Don’t be fooled by success and money. Don’t let anything come between you and your work.”

There are no words to describe such a wonderful woman whose artwork are here to remind us that nothing is impossible, no one or nothing can stop our dreams. It’s when we let imagination flow that keeps the spirit alive and soothes our souls…

HARD SERVE: “The Couple” represents just one facet of Louise Bourgeois mercurial artistic vision.

This photo features a 30-foot-high spider, “Maman,” carrying a basket of eggs, flanked by two smaller spiders. (“Maman” means “Mama” in French.)


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