Louise Bourgeois Dies at 98

“Ms. Bourgeois often spoke of pain as the subject of her art, and fear: fear of the grip of the past, of the uncertainty of the future, of loss in the present. ‘The subject of pain is the business I am in,’ she said. ‘To give meaning and shape to frustration and suffering.’ … Yet it was her gift for universalizing her interior life as a complex spectrum of sensations that made her art so affecting.”

Source: The New York Times 06/01/10