Louise Bourgeois Les Tetes Bleues Et Les Femmes Rouges
Published on the occasion of an exhibition of work by the late French-American artist Louise Bourgeois at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, this book focuses on two aspects of her production: blue fabric heads and red gouache feminine drawings. In a sense, the former, with their specific forms and exaggerated facial expressions, anticipate the swollen breasts and tiny heads of the latter. This juxtaposition of male and female in the art of Bourgeois brings to the forefront her approach to identity by contrasting the compressed, fixed expressions of the heads with the instability and mutability of the voluptuous pink and red bodies. With a short text by Philip Larratt-Smith.