Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Louise Bourgeois, Rest in Peace

“The subject of pain is the business I am in,” [Louise Bourgeois] said. “To give meaning and shape to frustration and suffering.” She added: “The existence of pain cannot be denied. I propose no remedies or excuses.”

Holland Cotter's obituary is



Blogger Kate said...

A brave, groundbreaking, visionary creator. An artist's artist.

6/01/2010 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

..oh, and the first woman to make it to the Major League.

6/01/2010 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger Iris said...

What an amazing woman, literally carved the way for others to follow. She is an inspiration.

6/01/2010 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Cedric C said...

I love Louise!

I was sure she would make it past 100. Ah well. I hope her death wasn't painful, and I wonder what was the last work she ever made.

Goodbye Louise. Pain wasn't in vain: your work remains, you won't be forgotten,


6/01/2010 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger Joanne Mattera said...

If she'd been born Louis, she would have been bigger than Picasso.

6/01/2010 11:44:00 PM  

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