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Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010),was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, best known for her contributions to both modern and contemporary art, and for her spider structures, titled Maman, which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. In 2011 one of her Spider works sold for a new record price for the artist at auction,and the highest price paid for a work by a woman artist. She is recognized today as the founder of confessional art.

Artists in 60 Seconds: Louise Bourgeois

Artists in 60 Seconds: Louise Bourgeois: Louise Bourgeois in 1990 with her marble sculpture Eye to Eye Photo: Raimon Ramis

portrait: portrait of Louise Bourgeois

publicartfund: “Remembering the wonderful Louise Bourgeois (December 1911 – May We were honored to present the legendary artist’s work in 1986 and ”

Louise Bourgeois, fabric

Louise Bourgeois, on her Fabric Drawings - “Clothing is…an exercise of memory. It makes me explore the past…like little signposts in the search for the past.

Large dumping space for toothsome literary nibbles (actually, nibbles from the entire spectra of things that are interesting!), edited by Maria Popova

Louise Bourgeois, Art is a Guaranty of Sanity, Pencil on pink paper Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York,

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Louise Bourgeois Textiles Art

Exhibitions — Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works — List of works — Untitled — Hauser & Wirth

Inside artist Louise Bourgeois' New York home - Telegraph Spider (2003) by Louise Bourgeois (THE EASTON FOUNDATION)

Inside artist Louise Bourgeois' New York home

db artmag - all the news on Deutsche Bank Art / db artmag - alle Infos zur Kunst der Deutschen Bank  Louise Bourgeois

db artmag - all the news on Deutsche Bank Art / db artmag - alle Infos zur Kunst…

Louise Bourgeois's "Tate Modern". Check out 10 artists that changed the course of 20th century art at TheCultureTrip.com.

10 Artists Who Changed The Course Of 20th Century Art

Louise Bourgeois   Untitled, circa 1947—1949  Bronze, painted white and blue, and stainless steel  173.3 x 30.4 x 30.4 cm / 68 1/4 x 12 x 12 in

Louise Bourgeois — Untitled , Bronze, painted white and blue, and stainless steel, x x cm / 68 x 12 x 12 in

Textiles by Louise Bourgeois. "Supposedly she was a hoarder of textiles. She took these textiles, some of which were clothing given to her by her father that she would never wear, and repurposed them into art. Her inspiration, her mother, seen through her art in the spider, is taken even further symbolically through the textile arts in her weaves and webs."  from http://feelincrafty.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/inspriation-louise-bourgeois/

Inspiration- Louise Bourgeois

I am forgoing my weekly link love for this amazing inspiration. A few weeks ago I stumbled upon the fabric works of Louise Bourgeois. The ones below are what initially caught my eye.

Louise Bourgeois, Tapestry of My Childhood: Mountains in Aubusson, 1947, brush and ink with gouache – from the exhibition "No Exit" (National Gallery of Art, Washington)

Louise Bourgeois, Tapestry of My Childhood: Mountains in Aubusson, brush and ink with gouache – from the exhibition "No Exit" (National Gallery of Art, Washington)