Louise Bourgeois

Ode à la Bièvre

2007

Author
the artist
Medium
Fabric illustrated book with 24 compositions: 21 digital prints, 7 with fabric collage, 2 screenprint texts, and screenprint cover
Dimensions
page (each): 11 x 13 3/4" (28 x 35 cm); overall: 11 x 15 9/16 x 1 15/16" (28 x 39.5 x 5 cm)
Publisher
Zucker Art Books, New York
Printer
Dyenamix, New York
Edition
14
Impression
"AP 2" lower center colophon, black ink, unknown hand.
Credit
Gift of the artist
Object number
337.2009.1-24
Copyright
© 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY
Type
Illustrated Book
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is on view on Floor 3, in an Exhibitions Gallery, with 236 other works online.
There are 24 works  in this illustrated book online.
Louise Bourgeois has 3,095 works  online.
There are 5,165 illustrated books online.

Always revisiting her past, Bourgeois made notes in her diaries about rivers she had lived near, including the Creuse and the Bièvre from her childhood and youth, the Seine in Paris, and the Hudson, close to her home on 20th Street in New York. Here she pays homage to the Bièvre, which was important for her family's tapestry restoration workshop since it was rich in tannin, an ingredient that enhances the dyeing of fabric.

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018

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