Louise Bourgeois Are You in Orbit? (#1) 2008

  • Not on view

This composition demonstrates ways in which printmaking facilitated Bourgeois's practice of continually revisiting her imagery. Both works were created by placing the same tall vertical printing plates side by side, but in different orientations. She went still further by printing each singly and adding hand coloring and fabric elements. Bourgeois also combined the printing of a single plate with text for a grand-scaled illustrated book.

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018.
Version 1 of 3, only state
plate (in 2 vertical parts) (overall): 60 5/16 × 35 11/16" (153.2 × 90.7 cm); sheet: 59 1/4 x 35 1/2" (150.5 x 90.1 cm) (dimensions reflect full plate size; this is a partial print)
Osiris, New York
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
"7/9" lower left comp., pencil, artist's hand.
Gift of the artist
Object number
© The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY
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