Louise Bourgeois. Self Portrait. 2007

Louise Bourgeois

Self Portrait


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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© 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY
Drawings and Prints
This work is on view on Floor 3, in an Exhibitions Gallery, with 236 other works online.
Louise Bourgeois has 3,095 works  online.
There are 14,978 drawings online.

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

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