First Look: Louise Bourgeois’ Arch of Hysteria

New York | 16 May

In this First Look, discover the allure of Louise Bourgeois’ sculpture Arch of Hysteria. Within the taut musculature and expressive pose of the bronze figure, Bourgeois transforms the human body itself into her medium. The highly polished bronze contorts the reflection of its viewers as Bourgeois’ headless sculpture subverts the historically gendered concept of hysteria. Arch of Hysteria, one of only four examples left in private hands, will be sold as a highlight of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction. (16 May | New York)

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