Louise Bourgeois, Private Sitting, 1996

One of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, this is a sensitive depiction of an aging woman. Despite looking away from the camera, Bourgeois is a commanding presence, simply dressed and composed, shot in black and white. Known for her large scale sculptures confronting notions of domesticity, gender and sexuality, Bourgeois understood the importance of presenting herself through the portraits of others. Comte has created a thoughtful portrait, packed with both artists’ wry sense of humour.

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About Michel Comte:

Combining passion and glamour with an impulsive spontaneity, Swiss artist Michel Comte has redefined photography and portraiture throughout his 30-year career. Moving deftly between art and fashion, his work encapsulates the feelings and aesthetics of the late 20th century, drawing out intensely individual images of his subjects.

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