DIA given holograms by Louise Bourgeois

Associated Press

Detroit – Two collectors have donated a group of eight holograms created by artist Louise Bourgeois to the Detroit Institute of Arts .

The gift from museum patrons Guy and Nora Lee Barron was announced earlier this month. The museum says Bourgeois created the “Untitled” holograms in 1998, when she was among a group of artists approached by a former hologram studio called C-Project.

The three-dimensional imagery highlights objects that illustrate a psychological portrait of Bourgeois’ youth and upbringing. For example, the museum says a large chair with three smaller chairs nestled beneath recalls her mother’s protective nature toward her children.

The Detroit Institute of Arts also owns two of Bourgeois’ sculptures as well as two works on paper, “Spider” and “Mother and Child.”