‘Jean Frémon brings Louise Bourgeois close up into a fascinating and moving proximity.’ – ArtPress
‘Jean Frémon is a wholly singular artist, a writer who lives in the radiant zone where poetry, philosophy and storytelling meet.’ – Paul Auster
Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) talks, talks to herself, reviewing the scraps of her long life in all their disorder. This is the portrait, from memory, of a woman who devoted her life to her art, a life that was also the life of the century. The art world’s grande dame and its shameless old lady, spinning personal history into works of profound strangeness, speaks out with her characteristic insolence and wit, through a most discrete, masterful writer. From her childhood in France to her exile and adult life in America, to her death; through the moods, barbs, resentments, reservations and back, at full speed – this is a phosphorescent poem-in-prose describing Bourgeois’s inner life as only one artist regarding another can.