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Louise Bourgeois

[French-born American Abstract Expressionist Sculptor, 1911-2010]

• Relationships: Member of the American Abstract Artists group.
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    Louise Bourgeois Works Online    
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Original works by Louise Bourgeois available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteGuggenheim Bilbao, Spain   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Click "View all" to see a total of 7 works online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
8 works online

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Persistent Antagonism, 1947-49
The Nest, 1994

Notable SiteLouise Bourgeois at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Nature Study: Eyes, 1984

Brooklyn Museum, New York City
3 works online

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Centre Pompidou, Paris
Information about a 2008 exhibition

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
Information and images from a 1995 exhibition

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Spider, 1997

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "B"

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
Untitled (Germinal), 1967

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2 works online

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College, Kansas

Palazzo Forti, Verona (in Italian)  
Fallen Woman, 2000

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Still Life (you need to scroll right by clicking the right-arrow to see this)

Seattle Art Museum

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
Number Seventy-Two (The No March), 1972

The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago
Information about a 1981 exhibition

University Art Museum, Albany, New York
Crossing the Threshold: Thirty-Two Women Artists

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project

PBase Photo Sharing
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Miscellaneous Sites:
ArtDaily - Exhibition Photo Galleries
Louise Bourgeois: Aller-Retour at Kunsthalle Wien (7 works online)

Institute of International Visual Arts, London, UK
Click "Gallery" at right to see works by Louise Bourgeois

The Androom Archives
In and Out No. 2

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Photograph of the artist by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Louise Bourgeois  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

"Show and Tell: Louise Bourgeois at her Sunday salon"

Deutsche Bank Artmag
Interview: Louise Bourgeois

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 45): Louise Bourgeois

Modern Painters Magazine
"Blood Ties"

The Art Newspaper
(Tip: Click "Zoom navigable", not the thumbnail, to get the largest image size)
Louise Bourgeois, 1911-2010: "I believe that if you work enough, the world is going to get better"

The Art Story

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Louise Bourgeois: a web of emotions", 2010 article by Adrian Searle

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Louise Bourgeois dies in New York, aged 98", 2010 article by Adrian Searle

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Any answers?", 2004 article by Adrian Searle

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"'She tells lies in the nicest way'", 2007 article by Adrian Searle

The London Evening Standard
"Curse of the spider woman", 2007 article by Brian Sewell

Profile from art:21 - Art in the 21st Century

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Louise Bourgeois's The Nest

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Louise Bourgeois' Spider

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Destruction of the Father / Reconstruction of the Father

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Louise Bourgeois

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Louise Bourgeois: Drawings and Observations

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