Born in France into a family of carpet restorers, Louise Bourgeois loved studying mathematics and helping her mother in her work as a weaver. And she liked drawing so much that she eventually decided to become an artist.
This wish came true in New York, where she moved and stayed for the rest of her life: here Louise became the first sculptor to have an exhibition at MoMA. Louise sculpted slender figures representing her loved ones who had stayed behind in France, filled whole sheets of paper with words as she had done in her school days, used objects she had kept from her childhood to create her works… She even built a giant spider! And if spiders frighten you, you might look at them with different eyes after this book.
Following Piero Manzoni, Yves Klein, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp, Lucio Fontana, Yayoi Kusama and Banksy, the latest book dedicated to Louise Bourgeois joins the series in which the artist Fausto Gilberti tells us, with wit and a humorous eye, about the work of the great protagonists of contemporary art.
Italian and English, stitched binding, 20×20 cm, 40 pages