Maison de Balzac Shows Work by Louise Bourgeois Especially Created for the Museum


PARIS.- The preeminent contemporary artist, Louise Bourgeois wished to present an exhibit in the intimacy of the Musee Balzac. This original work especially created for the museum is not a confrontation with one of Balzac’s most famous novels but rather according to the artist an identification with Eugenie Grandet, a woman who was never given the chance to grow up. The exhibition is on view until February 6th 2011 at the Maison de Balzac. Based on memory and childhood longings, the work of Louise Bourgeois is entirely autobiographical. Her cathartic work delves into the unconscious and the mother-child and/or father-child relationship. “I’m working on a show about Eugénie Grandet for the Maison de Balzac in Paris, opening next November. I love that story. It could