Party Trick

If the fun and games from your Christmas crackers aren’t up to scratch at Christmas lunch this year the late doyenne of sculpture, Louise Bourgeois has a remedy. In an interview with the art critic Waldemar Januszczak, the artist shares a childhood memory of the tradition at family dinners chez Bourgeois when her Father would expect everyone around the table to bring some kind of entertainment. The artist’s step-by-step explanation of her Father’s party trick with a tangerine is utterly captivating. Bourgeois describes it as a “certain kind of humour” – will you dare to tango?

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

image detail taken at Waddesdon Manor, 2013