Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Image of the Day

Louise Bourgeois with her marble sculpture
Eye to Eye, 1970. Bourgeois died yesterday at the age of 98. “Ms. Bourgeois’s sculptures in wood, steel, stone and cast rubber, often organic in form and sexually explicit, emotionally aggressive yet witty, covered many stylistic bases,” writes Holland Cotter. “But from first to last they shared a set of repeated themes, centered on the human body and its need for nurture and protection in a frightening world.” Visit nytimes.com to read Cotter's obituary and see a slideshow of Bourgeois's work.

Sorry for all the obits lately, but these people are giants – we can't let them go by without a mention and a quick little bloggy celebration of their lives and achievements.

Photo Raimon Ramis [via the
Centre Pompidou].

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