Louise Bourgeois

Cell XIV (Portrait)

2000

On display at Tate Modern

Medium
Steel, glass, wood, metal and red fabric
Dimensions
1880 x 1219 x 1219 mm
Collection
ARTIST ROOMS
Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011
On long term loan
Reference
AL00230

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For Bourgeois, the three-headed state is one of confusion, ambivalence and hysteria – as if the figure were being torn in different directions. Three was a significant number for Bourgeois as she was the middle child in a family of three and she herself had three children.

Gallery label, October 2016