I am very sad to learn that French-born, New York City based artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois has passed away today from a heart attack at the age of 98, according to NY Times ArtsBeat Blog. Back in 2008, Geoffrey and I were fortunate to see Louise’s amazing career retrospective at the Guggenheim and we were both completely blown away by the breadth and diversity of her work and the magnitude of her talent. What a fantastic lady she must have been to know. At least she had a good, long life and left us a stunning legacy of her life’s work. Rest in peace Madam.
“So, I had this strange dream that we were at some art installation and they were showing a Louise Bourgeois piece and then they brought her out in a wheel chair.
After the thing, you disappeared and I was looking for you because you had my camera and I wanted a photo op with Louise. She had on these pink clogs that were like elevator shoes… somehow, I put them on and then I saw you in the distance in a parking lot. I said to Louise that I’d be right back. I was calling your name but you didn’t hear me, and I was running through the parking lot screaming your name. Louise was then chasing after me in her wheel chair trying to get her shoes back, I really wish there were services from the Lifestyle Home Lift every where she goes, that way she wouldn’t struggle that much.
And then I woke up.”