Louise Bourgeois. Stamp of Memories I. 1993

Louise Bourgeois Stamp of Memories I 1993

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The final evolution of Bourgeois's Sainte Sébastienne took several forms. In both iterations of Stamp of Memory, the figure protects three eggs, representing Bourgeois's sons, hidden in her hair. Bourgeois brands the bodies with monogramed sealing stampsone displaying the initials of her father, Louis Bourgeois, and the other with her own geometric counterpart. Finally, she enlarges the figure to a grand scale and cuts off its head.

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018.
State/variant
Version 1 of 2, state XII of XII
Medium
Drypoint, with hand additions
Dimensions
plate: 16 7/8 x 9 15/16" (42.9 x 25.3 cm); sheet: 25 1/2 x 17 1/8" (64.7 x 43.5 cm)
Publisher
Peter Blum Edition, New York
Printer
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition
30
Impresssion
"X/X" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
Credit
Gift of the artist
Object number
611.1993
Copyright
© The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY
Department
Drawings and Prints

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