Louise Bourgeois
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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Louise Bourgeois 1982
  • Artist Rooms
Louise Bourgeois was a French-born, American artist who began making surrealist-inspired paintings and prints, but turned to sculpture in the late 1940s. Her sculptures, often but not always abstract, have strong allusions to the human body and especially to human sexuality. In this photograph she is carrying one of her own works, a phallic-shaped sculpture that her right hand is holding in a suggestive manner. Her smile is very knowing.


  • Acc. No. AR00215
  • Medium Photograph, gelatine silver print on paper
  • Size 37.50 x 37.40 cm (framed: 50.80 x 40.60 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008