Artist Louise Bourgeois dies in New York: foundation

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French-American artist Louise Bourgeois has died in New York at the age of 99, an Italian foundation preparing an exhibition of the sculptress' work in Venice announced Monday.

"It is with profound grief that the Emilio and Annabianca Vedova Foundation has learned of the death of Louise Bourgeois, one of the most important and significant figures of the artistic panorama of our era," it said in a statement.

Born in 1911 in France, Bourgeois moved to the United States in 1938 where she produced the bulk of her work.

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