Louise Kruger: Menagerie

September 12 – October 26, 2019

Press Release

Louise Kruger: Menagerie
September 12 – October 26, 2019
Open House Reception: Saturday, September 14th from 12:00 – 6:00 pm


Bookstein Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of sculpture by Louise Kruger. This is the artist’s sixth show with Lori Bookstein and the first with Bookstein Projects.

Louise Kruger’s (1924 - 2013) formal education spans decades and continents. From 1942 to 1945, she attended Scripps College, Claremont, CA, followed by continued studies at The Art Students League of New York. In addition to her formal education, she studied woodworking and joinery with Captain Sundquist, a shipbuilder in New Jersey and traditional metal-working techniques at the Guastini foundry in Pistoia, Italy and with the Ashanti people in Kumasi, Ghana. The artist has been exhibited widely including exhibitions at Martha Jackson Gallery, Schoelkopf Gallery, Landmark Gallery, and Condeso/Lawler Gallery. Most notably, in 1953, she was included in the New Talent show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Kruger’s work is included in several public collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modern Art and the New York Public Library.

Louise Kruger: Menagerie will be on view from September 12 – October 26, 2019. An open house reception will be held on Saturday, September 14th from 12:00-6:00pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. For additional information and/or visual materials, please contact the gallery at (212) 750-0949 or by email at info@booksteinprojects.com.