Louise Bourgeois Silk Eye Mask

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Louise Bourgeois Silk Eye Mask

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An insomniac for much of her adult life, the Louise Bourgeois silk eye mask was 'dreamt' up as an ode to the artist who described the state of being asleep as "paradise". The strap reads "Key to insomnia: peace or trust", pulled from the back of one of Bourgeois’s Insomnia drawings from the mid-1990s that was made during the night in an effort to find sleep.  The reversible design echoes one of the artist’s fabric drawings from 2003, paying tribute to the artist’s connect to textiles, sewing and also her love of fashion. The perfect gift for those art lovers who have it all.

Louise Josephine Bourgeois was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, best known for her contributions to both modern and contemporary art, and for her spider structures, titled Maman, which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. She is recognized today as the founder of confessional art, using her art to work through her experiences and seek calm and strength. She once said, “To give meaning and shape to frustration and suffering. The existence of pain cannot be denied. I propose no remedies or excuses.” Her interior life was often the basis of her work. The feelings she tapped into were universal yet complex and affecting. 

  • 100% Silk
  • Reversible
  • Beautifully gift packaged on Louise Bourgeois portrait
  • 7.8" x 3.4"
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Louise Bourgeois is best known for her large-scale sculpture and installations, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the subconscious. These themes connect to events from her childhood which she considered to be a therapeutic process. Although Bourgeois exhibited with the Abstract Expressionists and her work has much in common with Surrealism and Feminist art, she was not formally affiliated with a particular artistic movement.

Third Drawer Down Studio began working with Louise Bourgeois in 2008. Everything that comes out of the studio bears the hallmarks of artistic integrity and functionality, focusing on the very essence of collaboration. Established in 2003, the studio has collaborated with over 150 contemporary artists to create licensed objects for everyday use. Their primary vision is to bridge the gap between artists, cultural institutions and ultimately to extend the artist’s story in a sensitive yet commercial manner to the people who respect their work.