Louise Bourgeois, Tuileries

Louise Bourgeoise was a well known French sculptor, lived a huge part of her life in United States but France gave her the due respect. A couple of years back we saw an entire retrospective exhibition devoted to her.Here are some of her public works in the Tuileries, close to the Place de la Concorde entrance. They are permanent works –  six sculptures of bronze hands on granite stones, created in 1996 and originally set in New York.

One of the hands was so tiny that two tourists were sitting on the granite and had not noticed they were blocking my view. After they left I took the shot. We ate our baguette near here and we were disturbed to see a pigeon with a piece of yellow tape stuck to its side, of course we could not get close enough to take it off. It is in the slide show below.

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  1. #1 by malcolmenright on May 9, 2011 - 11:28 am

    powerpoint worked well Roz,
    malE (+Bh

    • #2 by tastetravel on May 9, 2011 - 3:20 pm

      Just the wordpress option Mal, using SLIDE for fashion post coming up soon.

  2. #3 by sheila on May 22, 2011 - 2:31 am

    What beautifully emotive sculptures. Thank you Roz for your generousity in sharing the many wonders of this beautiful city.

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