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Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Untitled, 2005

Last week [DoR] visited the newly opened Hauser and Wirth in Savile Row to witness the solo show of fabric works by the late Louise Bourgeois, previously exhibited at the Fondazione Vedova, Venice. As well a sizable collection of Bourgeios's fabric drawings the exhibition also included a series of large sculptures.

Taking inspiration from her parents tapestry upholstery business, Bourgeios collected textile including tablecloths and bed linen throughout her life. Between 2002 and 2008 she transformed her vast collection of fabrics into a series of works. Bourgeois's fabric drawings and sculptures express personal perceptions of her mother, an expert weaver, a natural carer and protector, and have been said to have contributed to the self healing of Bourgeois,

'I always had the fear of being separated and abandoned. The sewing is my attempt to keep things together and make things whole'.

Peaux de lapins, chiffons ferrailles a vendre, 2006

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