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  • Louise Bourgeois Untitled 1986

    Louise Bourgeois Untitled 1986
    Watercolour, ink, oil, charcoal and pencil on paper 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois Untitled 2002

    Louise Bourgeois Untitled 2002
    Fabric and steel 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois The Woven Child 2002

    Louise Bourgeois The Woven Child 2002
    Fabric, steel and aluminium 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois Fragile Goddess 2002

    Louise Bourgeois Fragile Goddess 2002
    Fabric 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois Give or Take 2002

    Louise Bourgeois Give or Take 2002
    Bronze, silver nitrate patina

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois Spider 2003

    Louise Bourgeois Spider 2003
    Stainless steel and fabric 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois Soft Landscape 1963

    Louise Bourgeois Soft Landscape 1963
    Latex and plaster 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois Germinal 1967

    Louise Bourgeois Germinal 1967
    Marble 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Alan Fin

  • Louise Bourgeois  Soft Landscape II 1967

    Louise Bourgeois  Soft Landscape II 1967
    Plastic 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois Soft Landscape I 1967

    Louise Bourgeois Soft Landscape I 1967
    Plastic 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois Harmless Woman 1969

    Louise Bourgeois Harmless Woman 1969
    Bronze, gold patina

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke 

  • Louise Bourgeois Mother and Child 1970

    Louise Bourgeois Mother and Child 1970
    Wax, metal pins and needles 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois Untitled 1970–2

    Louise Bourgeois Untitled 1970–2
    Bronze, five elements 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois Untitled 1996

    Louise Bourgeois Untitled 1996
    Fabric, lace and thread 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Peter Bellamy

  • Louise Bourgeois Portrait of Robert 1969

    Louise Bourgeois Portrait of Robert 1969
    Bronze, painted white 

    Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois Untitled 1969

    Louise Bourgeois Untitled 1969
    Watercolour and charcoal on paper 

    Private Collection
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

  • Louise Bourgeois Femme Maison 1994

    Louise Bourgeois Femme Maison 1994
    White marble

    Private collection
    © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke

The final room in this retrospective exhibition acts as a kind of ‘cabinet of curiosities’, showing small sculptures and drawings made by Louise Bourgeois over a sixty-year time span.

Unlike many contemporary artists, Bourgeois has maintained her daily practices of making, drawing and writing throughout most of her career. She has accepted a number of significant, large-scale commissions, but for the most part her work is studio-based. The small works in this room are testament to her drive to create, to experiment with materials, forms and ideas.

This room also acts as a small-scale, alternative retrospective exhibition of Bourgeois’s work. Pieces are grouped together by theme or type, rather than chronology, highlighting the very wide range of materials and techniques with which Bourgeois has worked. Objects, shapes and images recur over time, showing the artistic vocabulary Bourgeois developed through the years and giving further insight into her thought processes and working methods.