A rare inside look at artist Louise Bourgeois's life and imagination, this film draws on over a decade of direct access, as well as extensive archival materials. The wide-ranging portrait that results offers an exceptionally sensitive and nuanced assessment of a remarkable artist's still-evolving creative achievement.
Born in 1911 and a highly respected icon of modern art, Bourgeois was the first woman to be honored with a retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art. In the decades since that 1982 show, she’s continued to show her inimitable gifts in major exhibitions at the Tate Modern, the Centre Pompidou, and the Guggenheim. Her work has been exhibited in one of the Wexner Center's first exhibitions (Art in Europe and America: The 1960s and 1970s) in 1990, in Part Object, Part Sculpture in 2006, and when she received the Wexner Prize in 1999. (99 mins., video)
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Added by Wexner Center on December 5, 2008