Obit

Louise Bourgeois Dies at 98

A sad loss for the art world: French-born sculptor and artist Louise Bourgeois died Monday at age 98. Some of her more famous works include a series of spiders, expressed in drawings, books, and sculptures made from 1994-2003, including the famous 30-foot-high stainless-steel Maman sculpture exhibited at the Tate Modern in London. She lived and worked in New York City, and was an influence to many artists, including Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin. Bourgeois’ work illustrates a vulnerability and sexuality, focusing on relationships of objects to their surroundings.