Fame artist Louise Bourgeois is dead at 98. Louise Bourgeois has died, her death the result of a heart attack over the weekend.
Louise Bourgeois was known for massive public works, many 35 feet tall, including “Maman” and other works depicting giant spiders. Many of her installations left fans baffled behind the meaning; but for spiders, Louise said it was reflective of her mother, “clever, patient and neat as a spider.”
In an email to the LA Times in 2007, she gave some insight into her work “It is a way of coming to grips with my anxiety and fears. It is an attempt to be a better person.… There is a lot of ambivalence in the work. There are many hanging pieces, which signify a fragile state. There are pieces that oscillate and rock, which also convey fragility. We all have pink days and blue days. I am trying to seek a balance between the extremes that I feel. I want to be reasonable.”
Funeral arrangements have not been announced. Louise Bourgeois will be greatly missed.