Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree). 2004-2005

Louise Bourgeois Untitled (Wide Tree) 2004-2005

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Here Bourgeois inverted an earlier version of this tree so the branches would be underground and the root network above. She then superimposed a female figure. Bourgeois was very well read and surely aware of Daphne of Greek mythology, who was transformed into a tree and thus evaded the pursuing Apollo.

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018.
Version 2 of 2, state II of IV
Drypoint, with hand additions
plate: 9 15/16 × 9 13/16" (25.3 × 25 cm); sheet: 15 1/4 × 11" (38.7 × 27.9 cm)
Harlan & Weaver, New York
1 known impression of version 2, state II
Not numbered
Gift of The Easton Foundation
Object number
© The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY
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