Fausto Gilberti - Louise Bourgeois
Continuing Fausto Gilberti’s series of books which amusingly recount the work of the great protagonists of contemporary art, he writes how Louise was afraid of the dark and of many other things, but she had no fear of spiders. She felt protected by them because they ate mosquitoes during the summer, but most of all because they reminded her of her mother, who was a weaver. This thread runs through Gilberti’s tale of the prolific French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). In the style of a children’s book, he revisits important episodes in the artist’s life, especially celebrating the fact that, at 87 years of age, she returned to her childhood affinity for spiders – on a very large scale.
|40 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 20 cm, pb, Italian/English