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Oral history interview with Louise Bourgeois, 1968

Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010



Collection Information

Size: 58 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav file. Duration is 3 hr., 55 min.

Summary: An interview of Louise Bourgeois conducted in 1968, by Colette Roberts, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a sculptor, born and educated in Paris and later came to New York.


This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators.

Language Note

English .


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

How to Use This Collection

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Louise Bourgeois, 1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.