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Program Details - Imagine... 2007-11-13 22:35:00

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Louise Bourgeois - Spiderwoman: Alan Yentob takes a look at the work and life of French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois who will be 96 this Christmas. The French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois will be 96 this Christmas and she's still producing cutting-edge art.

Memories of a disturbed childhood have produced fantastic and disturbing sculptures - giant spiders and poured plastic body parts, now on show in a major retrospective at Tate Modern. As a girl she restored old tapestries, worked with Leger, knew surrealists like Breton and Duchamp. In New York, she emerged as an artist in her own right, bringing dread, desire, sex and the psyche into her work.

Alan Yentob goes to a Sunday salon at her New York home where young artists queue up to get her often fiery reactions to their work. He talks with Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Stella Vine and others who have been inspired by this strange and mischievous artist. [S]

 

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