Louise Bourgeois. Losing It. 2007

Louise Bourgeois

Losing It


Only state
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)
Osiris, New York
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
"1/9" lower left comp., pencil, artist's hand.
Gift of the artist
Object number
© 2018 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY
Drawings and Prints
This work is on view on Floor 2, in the Marron Atrium, with 15 other works online.
Louise Bourgeois has 3,094 works  online.
There are 21,549 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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