Alex Van Gelder: Louise Bourgeois, Armed Forces

Louise Bourgeois was an immensely influential sculptor and oneof the iconic figures of twentieth and early twenty-first centuryart. She died in May 2010, aged ninety-eight.In the last year of her life, she invited the artist Alex van Gelderto stay at her New York town house and photograph her. Morethan purely a portrait project, she considered the collaborationto be an extension of her work, allowing her person to beviewed as a segment of her art.Of the hundreds of pictures that van Gelder took, it is thosewhich depict her hands against the black of her clothes thatastonish most: gnarled, sinewy and wrinkled with age, they werethe tools which produced her extraordinary work. This beautifulbook presents twenty of Van Gelderøs portraits of Bourgeoisøshands, each on a double-page spread and accompanied bycomments by the artist.

Text: van Gelder Alex. pp. 48; hardcover. Publisher: Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, 2011.

ISBN: 9788434312531| 8434312530

ID: 13671

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Louise Bourgeois was an immensely influential sculptor and oneof the iconic figures of twentieth and early twenty-first centuryart. She died in May 2010, aged ninety-eight.In the last year of her life, she invited the artist Alex van Gelderto stay at her New York town house and photograph her. Morethan purely a portrait project, she considered the collaborationto be an extension of her work, allowing her person to beviewed as a segment of her art.Of the hundreds of pictures that van Gelder took, it is thosewhich depict her hands against the black of her clothes thatastonish most: gnarled, sinewy and wrinkled with age, they werethe tools which produced her extraordinary work. This beautifulbook presents twenty of Van Gelderøs portraits of Bourgeoisøshands, each on a double-page spread and accompanied bycomments by the artist.

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