Louise Bourgeois. Self Portrait. 2007

Louise Bourgeois Self Portrait 2007

  • Not on view

In the last years of her life—in her mid-to-late nineties—Bourgeois began a series of gouaches that explore pregnancy, birthing, and breast feeding, and also took up these subjects in prints. Motherhood had always been among the underpinnings of her identity, but now she referred to her own birth and dependency on her mother, not to the birth of her sons.

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018
Gouache on paper
23 5/8 x 17 7/8" (60 x 45.4 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by Agnes Gund, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, and Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer
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