‘couple IV’ (1997), fabric leather, stainless steel, plastic, wood and glass victorian vitrine © louise bourgeois photo: christopher burke

louise bourgeois
at: the museum of contemporary art, los angeles
from: october 26th, 2008 – january 25th, 2009

the museum of contemporary art, los angeles is the next stop for the first retrospective of louise bourgeois’ work to travel through the united states in 25 years. at 96 years old, bourgeois is still actively practicing art and will be exhibiting an exclusive work which was completed in the last few months for three of the u.s. presentations.

bourgeois is inspired by her childhood which was rich in both craft and symbolism, which has been translated into a long career working in both modern and traditional techniques.  exploring a range of themes and styles, her retrospective will include 150 works dating between 1938 to 2008, from early works on paper to her more recent installations.

louise bourgeois at MOCA, los angeles ‘red room (child)’ (1994), mixed media © louise bourgeois photo: marcus schneider

louise bourgeois at MOCA, los angeles ‘cumul I’ (1969), marble, wood plinth © louise bourgeois

louise bourgeois at MOCA, los angeles ‘the blind leading the blind’ (1947-1949), wood painted pink © louise bourgeois photo: bruce jones

louise bourgeois at MOCA, los angeles ‘femme maison’ (1947), ink and pencil on paper © louise bourgeois photo: eeva inkeri

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the museum of contemporary art: http://www.moca.org