The strikingly vertical format of these prints, which were created in successive years, reflects the experimental approach Bourgeois took with the New York publisher Ben Shiff, who worked with the artist from 1989 until the months just prior to her death, in 2010. In the later years, Shiff selected etching plates close to the width of the table the artist used for drawing in her home; Bourgeois was able to work on different sections of a plate while seated. For these editions of etchings, she selected impressions with smears and tonalities created as the ink was wiped onto the plate before printing. Like many of her prints, books, drawings, and sculptures, these compositions present the fragmented body, sexually ambiguous and from a feminist perspective. They are recent additions to the Museum’s Louise Bourgeois Print Archive, which documents the artist’s entire printed oeuvre through more than 3,500 works.