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Louise Bourgeois
Drawings 1947 – 2007

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Louise Bourgeois
Drawings 1947 – 2007

The works in this online presentation articulate different states of Bourgeois’s emotional terrain. Though her drawings constitute a very separate practice from her sculptural work, they retain a similar tension, oscillating between figuration and abstraction. Unique personal symbolism and formal motifs recur throughout, along with references to architecture, anatomy, geometry, and the natural world.

In Ursula: Issue 4, American writer, artist, and cultural critic Gary Indiana discusses the submerged continent of Louise Bourgeois’ ingeniously diverse writings, his encounters working with the artist, and the ways in which Bourgeois devoted a lifetime to excavating her unconscious.

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Louise Bourgeois
1947
Ink and pencil on paper
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Louise Bourgeois
1951
Ink on cardboard
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Louise Bourgeois
1951
Ink on paper
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Louise Bourgeois
1951
Ink and charcoal on paper
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Louise Bourgeois
1960
Ink and pencil on paper
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Louise Bourgeois
1970
Watercolor and charcoal on paper
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Louise Bourgeois
1970
Pencil and ink on paper
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Louise Bourgeois
1974
Pencil and watercolor on paper
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Earth Edge

Earth Edge

Louise Bourgeois
c. 1977
Ink and pencil on paper
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Henriette

Henriette

Louise Bourgeois
1986
Ink and gouache on paper
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Spit or Star

Spit or Star

Louise Bourgeois
1986
Watercolor and pencil on paper
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Louise Bourgeois
1997
Watercolor, ink and charcoal on paper
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