Marion Cajori: Art About Art

She spent her life documenting artists—Louise Bourgeois in particular—but the art was her own

Louise Bourgeois with Spider IV in 1996
Peter Bellamy
Louise Bourgeois with Spider IV in 1996

It is also the definition of art delayed, art frustrated—of too much time wasted in the craven pursuit of money. Of course, the sequence is insightful re Bourgeois's worldview. But it seems the height of irony that she should say it in a film being made by a dying woman, one who had to sidestep spiders and juggle figurative tangerines to make art—art which, in Cajori's case, was far less about privilege than it was headlong pursuit.

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