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Louise Bourgeois, "Ode à l’Oubli," 2004 on view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, New York

Cover of "Ode à l’Oubli", 2004

Hand-made cloth book

36 pages
Fabric, lithographic ink and archival dyes
10 x 13 inches (27 x 34 cm)
Printed on cloth
Edition of 25, with an additional 7 artist proofs.
Produced by Solo Impression, New York and Dye-Namix Inc., New York
Published by Peter Blum Edition

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) is one of the most renowned artists of the twentieth century. Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation focuses on prints and textile works the artist made in her eighties and nineties. Many of the works incorporate fabrics and embroidery, reflecting a lifelong interest in textiles connected to Bourgeois’ childhood years in her family’s business of tapestry restoration in Paris. Explorations of time and memory were of importance throughout her life and career, and are especially palpable in these late works.

The exhibition was organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Washington State University, in collaboration with the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. Support is provided by the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Fund and the Horace Goldsmith Exhibition Fund.

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