Louise Bourgeois. Ascension Lente. 1949

Louise Bourgeois Ascension Lente 1949

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Ascension Lente incorporates innovative techniques encouraged at Atelier 17, a communal printmaking workshop Bourgeois frequented in the late 1940s. The embossed white areas are the result of gouging out the metal printing plate; the color is applied with stencils.

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018.
State XII of XIV
Engraving, with scorper, and hand additions
plate: 8 3/4 × 6 7/8" (22.2 × 17.5 cm); sheet: 13 1/16 × 10" (33.2 × 25.4 cm)
The artist at Atelier 17, New York
2 known impressions of state XII
Not numbered
Gift of the artist
Object number
© The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY
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