Louise Bourgeois never accepted the rules and the usual mechanisms of the Art system.

Though one of the words which are used more often to describe her works is anger, her works – and her words – look much more like audacious pages ( sometimes subversive ) of a diary than heavy punches in the stomach : « my sculpture allows me to live again my fear and give her a body so I can stand away from her. Fear becomes a reality easy to handle. » « When I was young, all the women of my house used to sew and I was fascinated by the needles, by their magical powers. The needle is used to repair a damage: it is as if it apologizes, without hurting as pins do. »

« I appreciate very much the mechanisms of seduction. I tell myself : « Louise, how will you do to seduce this stone and change it into an art work? » I am talking in terms of seduction because the resistance of the marble is almost total. Resistance attracts me ». « For me the sculpture is the body. My body is my sculpture ». (Louise

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