Louise Bourgeois Placemat Set

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    Set of four corkboard placemats featuring works from Louise Bourgeois's textile archives. Fabric played an important role in Bourgeois's life. She grew up surrounded by the textiles of her parent's tapestry restoration workshop, and from the age of twelve helped the business by drawing in the sections of the missing parts that were to be repaired. A life-long hoarder of clothes and household items such as tablecloths, napkins and bed linen, from the mid-nineties Bourgeois, cut up and re-stitched these, transforming her lived materials into art. Through sewing, she attempted to effect psychological repair: "I always had the fear of being separated and abandoned. The sewing is my attempt to keep things together and make things whole."  Produced by Third Drawer Down, Australia, in collaboration with Louise Bourgeois's estate, The Easton Foundation.
     
    Louise Bourgeois was a French-born American artist who gained recognition late in her long career. Throughout her life, she created many psychologically charged abstract sculptures, drawings and prints. She lived until the age of 98.
     
    Louise Bourgeois, Freud’s Daughter, is on view at the Jewish Museum May 21 - September 12, 2021. This exhibition of Louise Bourgeois’s art and writings explores her complex relationship with Freudian psychoanalysis.
     
    Corkboard. Heat resistant to 225 degree Farenheit
    11.4" x 8.4" each
     
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