Louise Bourgeois. Laurel Easton. 1944

Louise Bourgeois

Laurel Easton

1944

State/Variant:
Only state
Medium
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint
Dimensions
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)
Publisher
unpublished
Printer
the artist
Edition
2 known impressions of the only state
Impression
Not numbered
Credit
Gift of the artist
Object number
132.1990
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.

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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