Louise Bourgeois – Black Bed
Dimensions: 20.75 x 23.75″ unframed
In her wildly inventive practice, Louise Bourgeois explored materiality, gender norms, and the depths of her own psychology. While the artist is often associated with her feminine forms, giant spider sculptures, “cell” installations, and other three-dimensional works, Bourgeois’s expansive, idiosyncratic practice also embraced painting, fiber art, printmaking, and books. Her omnivorous approach to media and contorted explorations of bodily experience incorporated feminist themes and aspects of Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism, though Bourgeois was never formally affiliated with any particular movement. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others. Her pieces are included in numerous public collections and have sold for tens of millions on the secondary market. Bourgeois began exhibiting in the 1940s and made art for over 70 years.