Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints - the exhibition catalogue from Hayward Gallery available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints

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'Towering spider sculptures may form a large part of her legacy, but the seminal feminist artist's autobiographical doodles tell a far more intimate story' - Another Magazine

Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints

Collecting two intimate and personal print series created late in her career, Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints opens a window into the mind of this celebrated artist. The 'Autobiographical Series' (1994) captures her deepest thoughts and memories, while her set of '11 Drypoints' (1999) offers a more abstract perspective, using metaphorical motifs to conjure the dreams and images that haunted her to the very end of her life.

The companion book to a touring exhibition across the UK and Ireland in 2015-16, the book which faithfully reproduces these prints with arresting clarity, also features two new texts. Roger Malbert provides an overview of the role that printmaking played in the artist’s long career, while psychoanalyst and feminist Juliet Mitchell explores themes of childhood trauma and sexuality.

  • Authors: Roger Malbert and Juliet Mitchell
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Date published: January 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1853323430
  • Dimensions: 24.0 x 16.0 cm