Artist Louise Bourgeois, 98, Dies
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women's feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, has died. She was 98 years old.
Bourgeois continued creating artwork up until a week before she died. She suffered a heart attack on Saturday, according to her studio's managing director and passed away at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan.
Working in a wide variety of materials, the French-born Manhattan resident was almost unknown to the wider art world until she was 70 years old. The Museum of Modern Art then presented a solo show of her work in 1982.