Louise Bourgeois

The spider is one of the motifs that Bourgeois is best known for.

“Alone and Together”, the solo exhibition by Louise Bourgeois
The exhibition is open until 14 February 2014 in the Faurschou Foundation - Copenhagen here

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) is recognized as one of the most respected artists of our time. She was born in Paris and moved to New York in 1938 when she married the American art historian Robert Goldwater. She lived and worked in New York until her death in 2010. Bourgeois came to wide recognition with her retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in 1982, and since that time has exhibited in major museums all over the world. 

Cover Photograph (c) Richard Avedon
An interesting interview with Louise Bourgeois by Donald Kuspit here