Louise Bourgeois on Spiders

Throughout her long career, sculptor Louise Bourgeois was known for haunting, biomorphic forms that communicated themes from her inner life and family history. A longtime inspiration for feminist artists, in her last years Bourgeois finally enjoyed mainstream recognition. In this clip, the artist discusses her interest in spiders, a recurring theme in her work.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile.

  • Footage © Michael Blackwood Productions, Inc.

  • Total running time: 1 min. 13 sec.

  • Featured Artist: Louise Bourgeois
  • SFMOMA Release Date: June 2010