"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
PREVIEW: Louise Bourgeois in Season 1 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2001)
Though her beginnings were as an engraver and painter, by the 1940s Louise Bourgeois had turned her attention to sculptural work for which she is now recognized as a twentieth-century leader. By the 1960s she began to execute her work in rubber, bronze, and stone, and the pieces themselves became more referential to themes of family, home and childhood.
Louise Bourgeois is featured in the Season 1 episode "Identity" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".