Tuesday, June 1, 2010

sad day

I woke to the news that Louise Bourgeois died on Monday. We were lucky to have one of her bronze sculptures on loan when the Denver Art Museum's new extension opened a few years ago -- I first met "Mother" at the Tate Modern in London -- it was one of the massive ones which was on display in front of the Guggenheim in Bilbao most recently (although I could be making that last bit up... Maman has traveled the globe). We had the mini-Maman in Denver, but she was still striking.

The massive spider sculptures are recently her most famous, but her body of work, which spans seven decades was revolutionary... controversial... important.

Here's a bit of Maman (after they moved her into the lobby of the DAM).

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