Yvon Lambert Bookshop

Louise Bourgeois - Ode à la Bièvre

3000 EUR
Édition limitée du livre, 95 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'artiste accompagnés de deux photographies également numérotées et signées.

Limited edition of the book - 95 copies with two numbered and signed black & white photographs.

From the publisher :

When Louise Bourgeois was 8 years old in 1919, her family moved to the Parisian suburb of Antony where the Bièvre River "cut across the garden in a straight line." The river was key
to their relocation as it was imperative to the family's business of tapestry restoration for the
washing of the tapestries.

In 2002, Bourgeois would distill her emotions and memories of the river and the garden in an
important unique fabric book entitled ODE À LA BIÈVRE. In the book she reminisces through
images and text, "With the soil from that river we planted geraniums, masses of peonies,
and beds of asparagus ... and honeysuckle that smelled so sweet in the rain." Using her own
garments as raw material to make sewn fabric collages, she evoked feelings and memories
through lines,shapes and colors. Years later, Bourgeois was to go back to the house with her
own family only to find the river to no longer exist, "only the trees that my father had planted
along its edge remained as a witness."

This book faithfully reproduces all 25 color pages of that original fabric work.
28 x 40 cm. cloth cover, 52 pages, 25 full page color reproductions
text by Louise Bourgeois
ISBN 978-0-9790321-2-7