Louise Bourgeois. À l'Infini (set 1). 2008

Louise Bourgeois À l'Infini (set 1) 2008

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Each sheet in this set began with a partially printed fragment. This fragment shows twisting, vein-like forms. Bourgeois then worked on her compositions horizontally, sometimes also turning the sheets upside down. She thoroughly re-envisioned them with additions in gouache, watercolor, and pencil. The printed fragments, although sometimes hardly visible, remain discernable as a rhythm across the set as a whole.

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018.
Installation set of 14 etchings, all with hand additions
plate (in 2 horizontal parts) (each): 35 11/16 × 59 7/8" (90.7 × 152.1 cm); sheet (each): 40 × 60" (101.6 × 152.4 cm)
Osiris, New York
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
2 installation sets Set 1: 14 sheets Set 2: 16 sheets
Set 1 Inscription varies from sheet to sheet. See individual records.
Purchased with funds provided by Agnes Gund, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, and Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer, and Richard S. Zeisler Bequest (by exchange)
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© The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY
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