R.I.P Louise Bourgeois
"An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing"- Louis Bourgeois
The internationally revered artist whose intensely personal work was inspired by psychological conflict, feminist consciousness and a fertile imagination, has died. She was 98.
Bourgeois gave me my first glimpse of feminist art. While her works were extremely jolting (especially for a 16 year old), she taught me things about being a woman that I understand now more than ever.
Her sculptures were deeply provocative and she was often chastised by her male counterparts for being "vulgar" and "obscene"
Now she's considered one of the most important artists in the world.
Here are some of my favorite pieces from the late, great Louise Bourgeois...