Louise Bourgeois. Are You in Orbit? (#2). 2008

Louise Bourgeois

Are You in Orbit? (#2)

2008

State/Variant:
Version 2 of 3, only state
Medium
Etching
Dimensions
plate (in 2 vertical parts) (overall): 60 5/16 × 35 11/16" (153.2 × 90.7 cm); sheet: 60 1/8 × 36" (152.7 × 91.4 cm) (dimensions reflect full plate size; this is a partial print)
Publisher
Osiris, New York
Printer
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition
7
Impression
"4/9" lower left comp., pencil, artist's hand.
Credit
Gift of the artist
Object number
98.2012
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 21,411 prints online.

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

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