Bourgeois was already in her nineties when she made this Cell. It is one of a series of such cells, on which she worked for years. This cell is open and gives us a glimpse of what has happened. That is in the past but will never go away. It is pain recalled. Evoked by a mishandled jute sack, two fragile underskirts and a mirror. Her pain has become poetry.

Acquisition supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt, the BankGiro Loterij, the Mondriaan Stichting, the VSBfonds, the SNS REAAL Fonds, and the Vrienden van het Gemeentemuseum Den Haag