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Louise Bourgeois – An Intimate Portrait

BIS & Laurence King Publishing


‘An Intimate Portrait’ offers a rare glimpse inside the private world of Louise Bourgeois, through the lens of Jean-François Jaussaud. Born in 1911 in Paris, and living in New York from 1938 until she died in 2010, she became, after a late recognition, one of the most emblematic artists of the 20th century.

Jaussaud met Louise Bourgeois for the first time in 1994, at her studio in Brooklyn. But it was not before she had interrogated him about every aspect of his life that he earned her trust. A first photo session was set up in Spring 1995, under one condition: she would destroy the photographs if she didn’t like them… Jaussaud agreed to it and passed the test. He was then given carte blanche to photograph her studio and her house in Chelsea, and he kept coming back for another eleven years. The book forms a moving testimony showing how completely implicated in her work she was, to the point that her private life and her work were inextricably interwoven.

BIS & Laurence King Publishers, 2019, 192 pages, 24 x 18 cm, hardcover, English

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