Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Tom LeGro  June 1, 2010 at 11:22 AM EST

Louise Bourgeois' 'Maman,' located outside the National Gallery of Canada

Louise Bourgeois’ ‘‘Maman’‘ outside the National Gallery of Canada. Photo by Radagast via Wikimedia Commons.

Louise Bourgeois, the French-born American artist whose sculptures explored women’s issues and were highly influential on younger artists over a long career, died on Monday in New York. She was 98.

The BBC’s Will Gompertz remembers Bourgeois as “one of the very best.”

The Guardian’s Jonathan Jones lists Bourgeois’ “ten essential artworks.”

We’ll have more about Bourgeois’ life and work later Tuesday.

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Andrei Voznesensky, one of the most popular poets of the Soviet era and one of the so-called “children of the ’60s,” died Tuesday in Moscow. He was 77.

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Ali-Ollie Woodson, who was the lead singer of the Temptations in the 1980s and ’90s and helped restore them to relevance with songs including “Treat Her Like A Lady,” died Sunday in California after battling cancer. He was 58.

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On Monday evening, Marina Abramovic ended her 700-hour-long performance piece in which she sat and stared at strangers at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.