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Louise Bourgeois

Drawings Slide Show




March 24, 1996; 68 Minutes; Video

Louise Bourgeois's drawings are a revelation. Known for the boldness and physicality of her sculpture, Bourgeois, in these works, reveals her masterful ability to command emotions even with the most modest means. In her own view, drawings are secondary to sculpture insofar as they "lack the power of exorcism." Yet her work in drawing preceded her professional entry into the field of sculpture in the late 1940s, and the drawings she has continued to produce quite prolifically over the past fifty years comprise an aspect of her oeuvre that is as compelling thematically as it is visually rewarding.

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