Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois
Sandra Jordan, Jan Greenberg. ABRAMS, $19.95 (80pp) ISBN 978-0-8109-4237-0
In the same vein as their examinations of Chuck Close, Frank Gehry and Vincent Van Gogh, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan's Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois deftly juxtaposes art criticism and biography. Drawing on original interviews and other sources, the authors chronicle Bourgeois's evolution from emotionally abused child to New York art world outsider to her current position as elder stateswoman of conceptual art. Evocative photographs of the artist, her family and her works enhance the discussion.
Reviewed on: 03/01/2003