Louise Bourgeois, French, American, 1911 to 2010, mixed media, metal, cloth, plastic and leather, Cage sculpture depicting a vintage birdcage with breathing and other mechanisms stylistically attached at the mouth and other orifices, from the series Cells. Circa: 1990s. The being and the bird cage are all painted a metallic bluish silver. The sculpture represents a dark introspection into psychological pain and suffering. Louise Bourgeoiss Cells are intensely psychological microcosms: situated within various enclosures, each is a multi faceted collection of objects and sculptural forms arranged to evoke an atmosphere of emotional resonance. Provenance: by the statement of the previous owner piece was acquired from the artists apartment after her death. Louise Josephine Bourgeois was a French American artist. Although she is best known for her large scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. Modern European and American Sculptures, Artworks For Collectors.