Influential American artists' work heading for the North East

The mima in Middlesbrough

The mima in Middlesbrough

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A NORTH East gallery is hosting a major presentation of works from American artist Louise Bourgeois.

The Middlesbrough Museum of Modern Art (mima) will be the first to display the work by Louise Bourgeois as part of a touring exhibition.

It will run at the gallery from July 18 to October 12.

Ms Bourgeois, who lived from 1911 to 2010, was named by The Guardian as one of the ten most subversive women artists in history.

She has influenced many of today’s artists such as Jenny Holzer and Tracey Emin and her work is often seen in the context of Surrealism.

The works on display are taken from Artist Rooms, a collection of modern and contemporary art acquired for the nation by Tate and The National Galleries of Scotland through the generosity of Anthony d'Offay.

The Artist Rooms tour programme is now in its sixth year and is showing at 18 museums and galleries across the UK in 2014.

The tour is made possible thanks to the support of Arts Council England and the Art Fund.

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