Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010),was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, best known for her contributions to both modern and contemporary art, and for her spider structures, titled Maman, which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. In 2011 one of her Spider works sold for a new record price for the artist at auction,and the highest price paid for a work by a woman artist. She is recognized today as the founder of confessional art.
Louise Bourgeois. 'TEN AM IS WHEN YOU COME TO ME' (detail) 2006
Louise Bourgeois. Todos veían lo que yo veía, pero no igual que yo, con mis ojos, desde mi particular perspectiva, a mi manera, que es tan endeble e insignificante como la de los demás, pero que es, no obstante, la mía. Mïa y, por tanto, única. John BANVILLE, La guitarra azul