Louise Bourgeois. Swelling. 2007

Louise Bourgeois



Only state
Etching, with hand additions on two sheets
plate (a) (in 2 vertical parts) (overall): 59 1/4 × 35 1/2" (150.5 × 90.2 cm); sheet (a): 59 3/8 x 36 7/16" (150.8 x 92.6 cm); plate (b) (in 2 vertical parts) (overall): 59 1/4 × 35 1/2" (150.5 × 90.2 cm); sheet (b): 59 7/16 × 36 1/2" (151 × 92.7 cm)
Osiris, New York
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
9; plus 1 T.P.
panel (a): "5/9" 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 3, in an Exhibitions Gallery, with 236 other works online.
Louise Bourgeois has 3,094 works  online.
There are 21,556 prints online.

In her mid-nineties, Bourgeois began to conceive her prints on a much larger scale, which made the process less demanding since her eyesight was beginning to fail. She now used copper plates that were approximately five feet tall and ten to twenty inches wide and focused on soft ground etching, in which lines are relatively easy to draw.

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

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