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Selling Louise Vuitton Duffel and Garment Bag. Must live in the L.A Area. Contact me if your interested.
21 Aug 2007
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Tribute to Louise Bennett-Colonization in Reverse
30 Nov 2007
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Louise a swing and jazz tune played on the Stroh Fiddle (Violin) by Corwin Zekley age 11. Made by Johannes Matthias Augustus Stroh in 1900. Recorded at a concert December 15, 2007 with the Zekley Family Band. The instrument is also called the Phonofiddle or Phono Fiddle.
21 Feb 2008
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For Louise, patron of the arts. And Steve, too.
17 Mar 2008
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World renowned sculptor Louise Bourgeois lifts the veil on her life and work in this revealing portrait of a modern artist. Focusing on themes of sexuality, femininity, and isolation, her work has been associated with all the major artistic movements of the 20th century, yet Bourgeois was never stalled by the dogma of any one school. In a career that spanned 50 years, she was always at the vanguard, moving from painting to sculpture and finally to performance art. She is known for creating large-scale works, such as her 35-foot-tall spider, Maman, and for experimenting with unusual materials like latex and silicone. In her life outside the art world, she remains outspoken and provocative, as the documentary attests. In French, German, and English with optional English subtitles. Distributed by Tubemogul.
21 Jun 2008
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Louise et germain en visite a Chicoutimi
10 Jul 2008
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We remember her [Pandora] most vividly because it is she who released human suffering from the box the god's entrusted her with, only to leave hope at the bottom. According to Jean-Pierre Vernant11 the mythological figure of Pandora represents the answers to the questions: What is man? Why are there men and women? Why is there good and evil? Why is there image versus reality? It is in this figure of mythos and duality, a figure that embodies the tension between hope and fear, that the main themes of Louise Bourgeois' work may be found. Louise Bourgeois, who was born in Paris in 1911 worked more than half a century in New York. In fact her creative work reflects the century, with its revolutions and world wars, Utopian hopes and crippling disillusionments. Never one to blindly follow fashion in art, she has been compared with such masters of the 20th century as Constantin Brancusi and Vladimir Tatlin, Hans Arp and Alberto Giacometti, and even Joseph Beuys and Bruce Nauman. Her work is abstract and figurative, realistic and phantasmagorical, and is made from all manner of material such as wood, marble, bronze, plaster, latex and fabric. Probing themes of universal import, it is also highly autobiographical. In fact the personal and traumatic is Bourgeois' most vital material. Throughout the 20th century one might say Louise Bourgeois has created an idiosyncratic symbolic dictionary in which certain personal experiences and fantasies are concretized into expressive images. In the words of the artist, "Symbols are only empty bottles. They function only through what you put in them -- personal symbols mean personal alphabet, our uniqueness is all we have." 3 For example, her use of the spider is not a sign of arachnophobia (terror of spiders), but a sign of the enveloping and diligent mother. In much the same manner, sewing needles are not represented as aggressive instruments but symbols of magic to signify the restoration of losses. And home is depicted not as a refuge, but as an enclosure where one is in danger of losing oneself. These objects thus recover magical properties connected to personal experiences well known since childhood. Childhood, in the artist's words, "has never lost its magic, it has never lost its mystery, and it has never lost its drama".4 In fact, Louise Bourgeois describes herself as a woman without secrets. For her, sculpture is an instrument of exorcism, a place to work through traumatic childhood experiences. In 1982 the artist formulated this principle in her artist's project for Artforum called "Child Abuse" where she says, "Everyday you have to abandon your past or accept it and then if you cannot accept it you become a sculptor." In this project, she disclosed the secret of her life --a tale that reads like a melodramatic novel. Louise Bourgeois grew up triangulated between an adoring but ill mother and an authoritarian father whose mistress of ten years was also Louise's governess. The complex relationship with her father, in which the duality of love and hate were manifested, resulted in a lifelong ambivalence to authority. Within this context it is no coincidence that her creative work is metaphorically compared to the space of memory 5. It can be said that Bourgeois' drawings, prints, and sculptures constitute a unique theatre of memory. Each work is related to one or another important event in her life on the principle of free association. Memories therefore play a leading, not auxiliary, role.
17 Aug 2010
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Louise te amoooo muchooo!!
26 Aug 2008
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TO SEE THE WHOLE VIDEO, go to the OTHER version of THE LOUISE LOG #10 on metacafe, youtube, many places on the web. THIS IS ONLY THE LAST FEW SECONDS of the 10th installment in a comedy webisode about a neurotic New Yorker, this time taking on the US presidential election. To be added to the mailing list, please go to *******www.anneflournoy**** Distributed by Tubemogul.
5 Dec 2009
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This is the 10th installment in a comedy webisode about a neurotic New Yorker, this time taking on the US presidential election. To see all the episodes, go to ***********/anneflournoy. To be added to the mailiing list for notice of future episodes of THE LOUISE LOG, go to *******www.anneflournoy**** Thank you.
5 Nov 2008
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Week 2 of the Real Banff Ski Report, featuring the Lake Louise World Cup Ski Race and preparations for the snowboarder's terrain park.
4 Dec 2008
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In which the babysitter comes to give Louise some free time. What Louise does with her free time is another story.
11 Dec 2008
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