Louise Bourgeois was an artist who made history with her indomitable nature. From giant phalli and spiders to morbid installations and whimsical performances, she shook up the art world - not too briefly: born in 1911, the French artist ran riot in her New York studio until her death in 2010. She paired her surrealist roots with her personal psychological reappraisal process - and crowned this creation with ambiguous genital sculptures or a family massacre. Today, the giant spider sculpture Maman in front of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is a testament to her playful, rebellious esprit.
In 1911 in Paris, a girl is born who would live to be almost 100 years old. In 2010, at the end of her life, she is where many want to be: at the top of the art world. Louise Bourgeois asserted herself, with spiders and phalli, performance and installations - and her »indomitable« nature.