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‘Untitled’, 2001, is one of a suite of seven heads, each unique, made from a soft pink material, originally one of the artist’s jackets. Autobiography and identity have been important influences on the artist’s practice, as have her family connections with furniture and tapestry making. The steel and glass vitrine is an integral part of the sculpture, which Bourgeois described as a cell. It mimics a Museum display case, acting as support to the disembodied head.

MediumPink fabric and aluminum, stainless steel, glass and wood vitrine
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, 2005
Item NumberIMMA.1832
Out on loan Narrow Gate of Here-and-now: Social Fabric, Courtyard Galleries, 05/11/2021 - 06/11/2022
Copyright © The Easton Foundation | Clare Lymer photography.
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Louise Bourgeois, Untitled, 2001, Pink fabric and aluminum, stainless steel, glass and wood vitrine, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, 2005

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Louise Bourgeois 1911–2010

Over a career that spanned seven decades, Louise Bourgeois built up a complex body of work, primarily in sculpture, but also including drawing, painting, printmaking and installation. Autobiography and identity have been important influences on her practice, as have her family connections with furniture and tapestry making.
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