Creates I Do, I Undo, I Redo an installation of three monumental towers, and Maman, a monumental Spider sculpture, for the inaugural exhibition in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.
With printers Harlan & Weaver, begins to make prints on her own handkerchiefs and linens.
After working with publisher Benjamin Shiff of Osiris earlier on, enters into a period of active collaboration with him that continues for the remainder of the decade; creates an extensive body of work, particularly in soft ground etching, on printing plates designed especially to fit her work table; proofing and printing by Wingate Studio. Osiris prints appear both as editions and as unique works, with hand additions and/or collage elements.
The exhibition Un duo en solo: Estampes 1942–1948 1974–2000, Carol Rama & Louise Bourgeois opens at the Cabinet cantonal des estampes, Vevey, Switzerland.
Rejection. 2001. Fabric, steel, and lead
Ode à l’Oubli. 2002. Fabric illustrated book
With printer and publisher, Harlan & Weaver, creates La Réparation, a portfolio of seven intaglio prints; represents a compendium of her primary motifs.
The exhibition Louise Bourgeois: Repairs in the Sky, including a range of prints, opens at Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Arrecife Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
Spiral Woman from La Réparation. 2003. Drypoint and engraving
Untitled from Spirals. 2005. Woodcut
In conjunction with a benefit series for the New Museum, works with publisher Carolina Nitsch Editions to issue The Young Girl
, a drypoint on paper and cloth; follows up with Nitsch and Lison Editions (artist’s own imprint) to publish Hours of the Day
, a bound book comprising twenty-five digital prints, as well as an unbound version of the same work.
Hours of the Day. 2006. Digital prints on fabric
French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits the artist at her house on 20th Street to present the Medal of the French Legion of Honor.
I See You!!. 2008. Etching
Do Not Abandon Me. 2009. Collaboration with Tracey Emin. Digital print, with ink additions, on fabric
I Do, I Undo, I Redo from Louise Bourgeois. Tate Modern, Turbine Hall, 2000
Exhibits monumental Spider sculptures in Rockefeller Center, New York, in conjunction with the Public Art Fund.
Makes first unique fabric book, The Trauma of Abandonment, with photographic images taken by her father during WWI.
The exhibition Louise Bourgeois: Illustrated Books opens at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University.
The exhibition Louise Bourgeois: Livres illustrés opens at The Musée d’art americain in Giverny, France.
Creates first fabric collage book, Ode à l’Oubli, compiled from her old clothes and household items. In 2004, unbound and editioned version of the book appears, published by Peter Blum Edition and produced by Judith Solodkin of SOLO Impression, working with a crew and with assistance for digital printing from Raylene Marasco of Dyenamix. Will continue to work with Marasco for digital printing, and some screenprinting, for remainder of the decade.
With printer David Procuniar, of Procuniar Workshop, creates a series of 25 untitled screenprints of red abstract shapes on vintage fabric.
Untitled. 2002. Screenprint on fabric
The exhibition Louise Bourgeois: Estampes et livres illustrés
opens at the Centre de la Gravure et de l’image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium.
With Watanabe Press, Brooklyn, creates Spirals, a series of twelve woodcuts, representing a rare use of the woodcut medium.
Creates a second edition of He Disappeared into Complete Silence, her celebrated 1947 illustrated book, as a benefit for The Museum of Modern Art; slightly alters the imagery, adds hand additions in color, and includes a new plate, Spider.
The exhibition Louise Bourgeois: Selected Prints 1989–2005 opens at Marlborough Graphics, London.
The exhibition Louise Bourgeois: Topiary, the Art of Improving Nature opens at the Memphis College of Art.
He Disappeared into Complete Silence, second edition, Plate 8. 2005. Engraving over photogravure, with watercolor additions
The exhibition Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, organized by Frances Morris, opens at Tate Modern; tours internationally.
Between 2007 and 2010, often incorporates printed elements on fabric in her unique works; for the printing, collaborates with Dyenamix, Harlan & Weaver, and Wingate Studio (for Osiris).
With publisher Carolina Nitsch Editions, creates The Fragile, a series of thirty-six hand-colored digital prints, meant to be installed together.
The exhibition Louise Bourgeois: La Sage Femme opens at Espacia AV, La Región de Murcia, Spain; focuses on prints and on Metamorfosis, an illustrated book created in collaboration with Maria Fluxà and published by Galerie Lelong in 1999.
The exhibition Louise Bourgeois: Recent Prints on Cloth and Paper opens at Marlborough Graphics, London.
The exhibition Louise Bourgeois: Recent Projects opens at the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, and focuses on projects undertaken with Procuniar Workshop, New York.
Collaborates with British artist Tracey Emin on Do Not Abandon Me
, a series of sixteen gouache drawings, with texts by Emin, digitally printed on fabric by Dyenamix and published by Carolina Nitsch Editions.
The exhibition Louise Bourgeois: A Stretch of Time opens at Galerie Karsten Grevé, Cologne; features mixed media works with printed elements, created with Osiris.
The exhibition Louise Bourgeois: Prints opens at Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm.