A loose sheet in English, circa 1962, Photograph: Louise Bourgeois Archive, New York, and the Easton Foundation
From a 2012 exhibtion, The Freud Museum London
Description via The Guardian: “Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed, showcases the psychoanalytical musings of the late French sculptor alongside a selection of artworks. It takes place at the former home of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis – where one of her signature spider sculptures has taken up residence in the back garden.
Intensely focused on psychology and the complexities of the family as an artist, Bourgeois undertook psychoanalytic therapy for three decades, though she kept that fact a secret. The exhibition is inspired by the discovery of four boxes of loose sheets in 2004 and 2010 that revealed it for the first time.”
So this is something I’ll be buying as soon as I have disposable income again.
“In the Library is a warm blend of English Novel*, Russian & Moroccan Leather Bindings, Worn Cloth and a hint of Wood Polish.
“*The main note in this scent was copied from one of my favorite novels originally published in 1927. I happened to find a signed first edition in pristine condition many years ago in London. I was more than a little excited because there were only ever a hundred of these in the first place. It had a marvelous warm woody slightly sweet smell and I set about immediately to bottle it.”