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Tribute Series/ Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois compiled no less than eight decades of works and art exhibitions until her death in 2010. Known for her large-scale sculptures and installations, she is notably responsible for the famous sculpture Maman, an oversized spider made of steel created in 1999 for the Tate Modern in London. “The Spider is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. My family was in the business of tapestry restoration, and my mother was in charge of the workshop. Like spiders, my mother was very clever. " The artist has often drawn inspiration from her own memories and experiences. Due to a troubling childhood, abandonment was a recurring theme throughout her career. The artist was also greatly inspired by the female body; her creations have over time become icons of the feminist art movement, which led Louise Bourgeois to become a member of the Fight Censorship Group to fight against censorship of the female artist. Just before she passed away, Louise Bourgeois also used her art to ally with the LGBTQ + community and fight for their rights.

The Maison team was then fond of imagining in which Marie Saint Pierre garment the artist Louise Bourgeois would have shone if we would have had the honor to dress her. The choice fell on a voluminous multi-texture collar made for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts as part of the Thierry Mugler: Couturissime retrospective, which also paid tribute to 10 local designers, including Marie Saint Pierre.

Photo montage of the artist Louise Bourgeois wearing a Marie Saint Pierre collar

Overview of the creation process of this limited edition, which was exhibited in 2018 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts as part of the Thierry Mugler: Couturissime retrospective.