Louise Bourgeois, Be Calm


Louise Bourgeois (French-American, 1911-2010)

Be Calm, 2005

Medium: Screenprint and embroidery on linen tea towel

Dimensions: 69.9 × 48.3 cm (27 1/2 × 19 in)

Edition of 1000: Plate-signed, printed signature and numbered on towel; numbered on cardboard sleeve

Publishers: Tate, London and Third Drawer Down, Melbourne

Condition: Excellent, includes the original envelope

In stock

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a trailblazing French-American artist celebrated for her influential and emotionally charged works in various mediums, including sculpture, painting, and printmaking. Born in Paris, Bourgeois moved to the United States, where she became a pioneering figure in the world of contemporary art. Bourgeois’s art is known for its exploration of themes such as identity, sexuality, and the intricacies of the human psyche. Her sculptures often featured organic and abstract forms, and she was particularly renowned for her monumental spider sculptures, which she considered as protectors and nurturers. Her work was deeply informed by her personal experiences, including her tumultuous family history, and she frequently used her art as a means of catharsis and self-exploration. Her ability to translate complex emotions into her creations resonated with audiences worldwide. Throughout her career, Louise Bourgeois received numerous accolades and achieved international recognition. Her art has been exhibited in prestigious museums and galleries, cementing her legacy as a groundbreaking and influential artist. Major retrospectives have been held at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City in 1982, Tate Modern in London in 2007, Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2008 and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City from 2008-2009.

Louise Bourgeois, Be Calm

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