Tag Archives: Louise Bourgeois

ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois

FullSizeRender-36The first Artist Room in the brand new Switch House at Tate Modern is dedicated to Louise Bourgeois. Known for works exploring themes of life, death and family relationships, her pieces are created out of a variety of materials including latex and fabric. Currently on view in the Artist Rooms at Tate are hanging legs and body parts, spiders and her famous Filette.

FullSizeRender-17Spider 1 // Louise Bourgeois // 1995 // bronze, dark & polished patina, wall piece

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 Cell XIV (Portrait) 2000 // Louise Bourgeois // 2000 // steel, glass, wood, metal & red fabric

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 Fillette (Sweeter Version) // Louise Bourgeois // 1968-1999, cast 2001 // latex over plaster

FullSizeRender-19Legs // Louise Bourgeois // 2001 // red fabric, hanging piece

Haunted House

IMG_9040.jpgIn a sea of concrete is a bright gold colored building. Known as the Haunted House at the Prada Foundation, this building houses works by two artists: Louise Bourgeois and Robert Gober. With only a few visitors allowed to enter each hour, the Haunted House is not to be missed. A narrow cage like stairway ushers visitors to explore the rooms above.

IMG_9029Louise Bourgeois

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Louise Bourgeois

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Robert Gober

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Robert Gober