Tuesday, June 07, 2011


Louise Bourgeois: Destruction of the Father, 1974 - plaster, latex, wood, fabric, and red light…

Louise describes the narrative of this piece as “The children grabbed him [the father] and put him on the table. And he became the food. They took him apart, dismembered him. Ate him up. And so he was liquidated…the same way he liquidated his children. The sculpture represents both a table and a bed.”