Louise Bourgeois

Tits

About this artwork

The title of this work seems to give a clear indication of its subject. Breasts appear in other works by Bourgeois and can be related to motherhood and sexuality. However, the two breast-like forms in this work are conjoined to create a new, more ambiguous shape. Doubling and mirroring are techniques Bourgeois used in other sculptural works, for example 'Janus Fleuri' (1968). The partial nature of the bodily form can be compared to small sculptures made by surrealist artists, a movement which Bourgeois has sometimes been associated with.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Tits
  • date created:
    1967
  • materials:
    Bronze, black patina
  • measurements:
    12.10 x 26.70 x 15.20 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011
  • accession number:
    AL00227
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois