Louise Bourgeois

Cell XIV (Portrait)

About this artwork

Bourgeois made many Cells, contained structures made from salvaged materials in which found and fabricated sculptures are placed. She described the Cells as being about different forms of pain: emotional, psychological and physical. The central, three-headed fabric sculpture in this work represents different aspects of a single individual, reflecting the multiplicity of human nature. The architectural form around it could be both a haven and a prison. Bourgeois was also interested in biological forms and the Cells also reflect the connecting elements that make up all living beings.

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  • artist:
    Louise BourgeoisAmerican (1911 - 2010)
  • title:
    Cell XIV (Portrait)
  • date created:
    2000
  • materials:
    Steel, glass, wood, metal and red fabric
  • measurements:
    188.00 x 121.90 x 121.90 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011
  • accession number:
    AL00230
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois