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The National Galleries of Scotland is proud to announce a major presentation of works by the great French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) in an exhibition entitled Louise Bourgeois, A Woman Without Secrets at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Highlighting her late work, the exhibition is a first showing of an outstanding collection of works by Louise Bourgeois now on loan to the national ARTIST ROOMS programme, including Poids 1993, Couple I 1996, Cell XIV (Portrait) 2000, Eyes 2001–5, and two late masterpieces, the cycle of 14 monumental drawings A L’Infini 2008–9 and the artist’s final vitrine, Untitled 2010. These works will be augmented by important loans from Tate, The Easton Foundation and private collections. This exhibition will reveal how Bourgeois, working in a variety of materials and scales, explores the mystery and beauty of human emotions.
Louise Bourgeois, A Woman Without Secrets has been organised in collaboration with Jerry Gorovoy of the Louise Bourgeois Studio and The Easton Foundation, which has very generously lent a number of major sculptural works including Spiral Woman, 1984 and a giant Spider from 1994. The exhibition is further augmented through the loan of several key works from Tate’s collection, including Avenza 1968–9, Cell (Eyes and Mirrors) 1989–93 and a group of late works in red gouache, dating from 2007–9.
A fully illustrated catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, made possible with support from Hauser & Wirth, Cheim & Read and The Easton Foundation.