Louise Bourgeois Ode à la Bièvre 2007

  • Not on view

Always revisiting her past, Bourgeois made notes in her diaries about rivers she had lived near, including the Creuse and the Bièvre from her childhood and youth, the Seine in Paris, and the Hudson, close to her home on 20th Street in New York. Here she pays homage to the Bièvre, which was important for her family's tapestry restoration workshop since it was rich in tannin, an ingredient that enhances the dyeing of fabric.

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018.
Louise Bourgeois
Fabric illustrated book with 24 compositions: 21 digital prints, 7 with fabric collage, 2 screenprint texts, and screenprint cover
page (each): 11 x 13 3/4" (28 x 35 cm); overall: 11 x 15 9/16 x 1 15/16" (28 x 39.5 x 5 cm)
Zucker Art Books, New York
Dyenamix, New York
"AP 2" lower center colophon, black ink, unknown hand.
Gift of the artist
Object number
© The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY
Illustrated Book
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