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Louise Bourgeois/ otte. CD cover

Print
1995 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Louis Bourgeois is an internationally acclaimed sculptor, but also draughtswoman and painter, who works in a huge variety of media, from bronze to old stockings. Her work is rooted in the history of her own life, referring to the betrayal of her mother by her father, the strength of her mother, and other issues of sexuality, gender and psychology. The human figure, or various parts of it, mutilated or mutated, or suggested by garments or other objects- is key to her work. Her drawings are often diagrammatic but emotive at the same time. The cover illustration for this cd of her own musical work suggests two figures who embrace yet lie separately side by side, the gently curved parallel lines which bind them together suggest strings of an instrument to be plucked and the deeply curving outlines of the figures suggest the contours of a guitar or violin.

The music itself is a collaboration by Satch Hoyt and Ramunchto Matta


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour offset half-tone
Brief Description
CD cover illustrated by Louis Bourgeois. 1995
Physical Description
CD in original packaging, covered with original shrink-wrapped cellophane. Design on front cover is drawn in red on a white ground. Two semi-abstract figures lying side by side or possibly embracing. Bound together visually by a pattern of repeated parallel red lines, infilling the forms of their bodies.
Dimensions
  • Height: 12.3cm
  • Width: 12.3cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Louise Bourgeois/ otte LB Louise Bourgeois/ otte/ 1.otte/ 2.otte (instrumental)/ Mélodie, texte et voix Louise Bourgeois / 1995 Brigitte Cornand/ Les Films du Siamois - UN prod. ....Delabel...... (Lettered as part of the design with Bourgeois' name and the name of the musical composition signature in red at bottom right corner of cover design. The back of the pack is lettered again Louise Bourgeois/ otte and with contents, copyright details barcode etc.)
Credit line
Given by Satch Hoyt
Production
The cd is of music written and sung by Bourgeois herself ; 'otte' may refer to the German composer, Hans Otte (1926 - 2007) , who was also a pianist, radio promoter, and author of many pieces of musical theatre, sound installations, poems, drawings, and art videos.
Summary
Louis Bourgeois is an internationally acclaimed sculptor, but also draughtswoman and painter, who works in a huge variety of media, from bronze to old stockings. Her work is rooted in the history of her own life, referring to the betrayal of her mother by her father, the strength of her mother, and other issues of sexuality, gender and psychology. The human figure, or various parts of it, mutilated or mutated, or suggested by garments or other objects- is key to her work. Her drawings are often diagrammatic but emotive at the same time. The cover illustration for this cd of her own musical work suggests two figures who embrace yet lie separately side by side, the gently curved parallel lines which bind them together suggest strings of an instrument to be plucked and the deeply curving outlines of the figures suggest the contours of a guitar or violin.



The music itself is a collaboration by Satch Hoyt and Ramunchto Matta
Collection
Accession Number
E.551-2005

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