Louise Bourgeois. Swelling. 2007

Louise Bourgeois

Swelling

2007

State/Variant:
Only state
Medium
Etching, with hand additions on two sheets
Dimensions
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)
Publisher
Osiris, New York
Printer
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition
9; plus 1 T.P.
Impression
panel (a): "5/9" lower left comp., pencil, artist's hand.
Credit
Gift of the artist
Object number
106.2012.a-b
Copyright
© 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is on view on Floor 3, in an Exhibitions Gallery, with 236 other works online.
Louise Bourgeois has 3,095 works  online.
There are 21,411 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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