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Nightmarish, playful, erotic: the revelatory Sydney show of art titan Louise Bourgeois | Louise Bourgeois

In the subterranean depths of the Art Gallery of NSW’s Tank gallery, in footage projected on to a wall, octogenarian artist Louise Bourgeois is peeling a tangerine. It’s not a snack but a demonstration of a formative and damaging childhood experience; she starts by sketching the outline of a female figure on the skin in thick black marker, before carving out the lines with a knife and unpeeling the fruit.

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