Ears, 2004 by Louise Bourgeois

The work depicts twelve minutely different images of the artist's own ear printed onto a cloth which was part of Bourgeois's own wedding trousseau.


Drypoint on cloth
18 x 15 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £7,350)
Acquired in:
Marlborough Graphics

She often explores elements of her own anatomy in her work and uses the ear as a symbol of listening. Each ear has a punched out hole, individually sewn like a buttonhole.


The artist.

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

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Daily, 10am – 5pm

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