Louise Bourgeois. My Inner Life. 2008

Louise Bourgeois My Inner Life 2008

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Anxiety, fear, jealousy, and anger can affect the body, and Bourgeois expressed these tensions through imagery of bones, muscles, intestines, and bodily fluids. "With emotions there is always the physical reactionthe heartbeat, breathing, perspiration," she said, but also "paralyzing fears" and "somatic ailments."

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018.
State/variant
Only state
Medium
Etching
Dimensions
plate (in 2 vertical parts) (overall): 59 11/16 × 35 9/16" (151.6 × 90.4 cm); sheet: 59 11/16 x 38 1/2" (151.6 x 97.8 cm)
Publisher
Osiris, New York
Printer
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition
9
Impression
"3/9" lower left comp., pencil, artist's hand.
Credit
Gift of the artist
Object number
989.2011
Copyright
© 2018 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY
Department
Drawings and Prints

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