Louise Bourgeois: Destruction of the Father 1923-1997

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Title: Louise Bourgeois: (1911-2010).(PASSAGES)(In memoriam)
Author: Lynne Cooke
Publication: Artforum International (Magazine/Journal)
Date: September 1, 2010
Publisher: Artforum International Magazine, Inc.
Volume: 49 Issue: 1 Page: 81(1)

Article Type: In memoriam

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About the Author:

Robert Storr is Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Formerly Senior Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2004 he curated the 5th SITE Sante Fe Biennial in New Mexico. Storr was a contributing author to Phaidon's Raymond Pettibon (2003), Alex Katz (2006) and Robert Mangold (2000).Paulo Herkenhoff is an independent curator and critic based in Rio de Janeiro. Formerly adjunct Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Herkenhoff was Artistic Director of the 24th Bienal de Sao Paulo (1999) and Curator of the Brazilian Pavilion of the 47th Venice Biennale (1997).Allan Schwartzman is an independent art critic who often contributes to The New York Times as well as many other journals and newspapers. Schwartzman is a longtime follower of Bourgeois' work.

From Booklist:

This elegant volume is the second book about Bourgeois to appear in recent months, evidence of a surge of interest that Bernadac succinctly describes as "inversely proportional to the neglect" Bourgeois suffered for decades. Bernadac, former curator of the Musee Picasso, offers convincing explanations both for the art world's persistent blindness to Bourgeois' startlingly original, sensual, and challenging sculpture and for the sudden recognition of its power, integrity, and courageous beauty. Bernadac successfully combines biography with criticism throughout this chronological overview, enriching the experience of viewing Bourgeois' art, from her highly symbolic works on paper to her newest work, the "cells," mysterious and dramatic large-scale installations. These daring works have occupied the indefatigable Bourgeois since she entered her eighties five years ago. Fiercely independent, adept at creating provocative abstractions out of myriad materials, Bourgeois is "unclassifiable" and profoundly compelling, qualities attributable, Bernadac believes, to Bourgeois' perception of art as fetishistic. For Bourgeois, the making of art is a magical and curative act, deeply emotional and erotic, thus resoundingly universal. Donna Seaman

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