Louise Bourgeois. Laurel Easton. 1944

Louise Bourgeois

Laurel Easton


Only state
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint
plate: 7 7/8 x 11 15/16" (20 x 30.4 cm); sheet: 9 7/16 x 12 11/16" (24 x 32.3 cm)
the artist
2 known impressions of the only state
Not numbered
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 21,549 prints online.

This composition is representative of the grid format Bourgeois employed frequently in her prints and paintings of the 1940s. She used this organizational structure in "an effort to go from the emotional to the reasonable," and an attempt "to classify and control." Here she depicts the laurel, the state flower of Connecticut, where she and her family had a country house in the town of Easton.

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

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