Louise Bourgeois. Plate 7 of 9, from the illustrated book, He Disappeared into Complete Silence. 1946-1947

Louise Bourgeois Plate 7 of 9, from the illustrated book, He Disappeared into Complete Silence 1946-1947

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Most of the illustrations in He Disappeared into Complete Silence evolved through several stages (states) of development. Here is a selection from the eleven states Bourgeois created for her Plate 7 composition. She described its architectural imagery in emotional terms, calling this scene a "total confrontation" and "a fight for survival."

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018.
Version 1 of 2, state III of XII
Engraving and drypoint, with hand additions
plate: 7 × 5 7/16" (17.8 × 13.8 cm); sheet: 9 13/16 × 6 7/16" (25 × 16.4 cm)
The artist at Atelier 17, New York
1 known impression of version 1, state III
Not numbered
Gift of the artist
Object number
© The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY
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