Remembering artist Louise Bourgeois

The World

Yesterday, artist Louise Bourgeois passed away at the age of 98. Although the French-born artist had been developing her craft since at least the early 1930’s, and found some success in the New York City art scene of the 1960’s, fame eluded her until 1982 when she had her first retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. And the international art world took notice of the 70-year-old sculptor, painter, thinker and explorer of the human psyche.

We speak with Deborah Wye, chief curator of prints and illustrated books at the MOMA. Deborah curated the 1982 MOMA retrospective of Bourgeois’ work and is currently working on the catalogue of the artist’s work.

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