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Art world mourns death of Louise Bourgeois

Art world mourns death of Louise Bourgeois
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The art world is mourning the death of the influential sculptor Louise Bourgeois.

The French-born American has died in Manhattan at the age of 98.

Among her best-known work are giant metal spiders that represent the mother.

She often said that her work was an exploration of themes related to sexuality and childhood trauma.

Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911 and moved to the US at the age of 27.

It was there that she produced the bulk of her sculptures, which have sold for million of euros at auctions in recent years.

An exhibition of her work is due to open in Venice on Friday.

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