Louise Bourgeois. Losing It. 2007

Louise Bourgeois

Losing It

2007

State/Variant:
Only state
Medium
Etching
Dimensions
plate: 59 1/2 x 13 11/16" (151.1 x 34.8 cm); sheet: 59 1/2 x 13 11/16" (151.1 x 34.8 cm)
Publisher
Osiris, New York
Printer
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition
9
Impression
"1/9" lower left comp., pencil, artist's hand.
Credit
Gift of the artist
Object number
245.2011
Copyright
© 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is on view on Floor 2, in the Marron Atrium, with 15 other works online.
Louise Bourgeois has 3,095 works  online.
There are 21,456 prints online.

In this composition Bourgeois used the printmaking technique of selective wiping to define her pictorial spaces and to create mood. After a composition is etched on the plate, ink is applied to the surface and wiped away with a cloth, leaving a trace amount of ink in the grooves of the etched areas. The plate is then run through a press and ink from the grooves gets printed on the paper. With selective wiping, ink is also left on the surface of the plate so some areas appear dark in the finished print.

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

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