Louise Bourgeois

  • 1911 - 2010
  • Born in 1911, in France

© The Easton Foundation / Adagp, Paris 2020 © Primae / David Bordes

Born in France, Louise Bourgeois emigrated to the United States in 1938 with the American art historian Robert Goldwater whom she had just married. Throughout her life, the artist drew inspiration from her own life—difficult relationship with her father, nostalgia for her native land, hysteria, fear, etc.—for the psychological and emotional themes of her works.

In The Collection

Exhibition of the Collection

From 23 September 2020 to 3 January 2021

Crossing views

Parallel to the Cindy Sherman retrospective exhibition, the Fondation presents Crossing Views, a selection of works from the Fondation's Collection which was chosen in collaboration with Cindy Sherman. Echoing her work, the exhibition is centred on the theme of the portrait and its interpretation through different approaches and media: painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation. The exhibition brings together around twenty French and international artists, of different generations and backgrounds. It includes around sixty works, many of which have previously never been on display at the Fondation.