Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 2000

Louise Bourgeois Do Not Abandon Me 2000

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Bourgeois experienced feelings of isolation and loneliness even in the midst of family life. She traced such emotions to the "trauma of abandonment" she experienced when her father left for World War I and she was not yet three years old. In Do Not Abandon Me, the ties that bind father and daughter are transferred to mother and child, connected by the umbilical cord. Here, the evolution of Bourgeois's imagery went from a sculpture to a print to another sculpture.

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018.
State/variant
State VII of VII
Medium
Drypoint
Dimensions
plate: 11 15/16 x 9 15/16" (30.3 x 25.3 cm); sheet: 14 9/16 x 12 15/16" (37 x 32.9 cm)
Publisher
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition
10 on fabric
Impression
Not numbered
Credit
Gift of the artist and Harlan & Weaver, Inc.
Object number
1453.2001
Copyright
© The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY
Department
Drawings and Prints

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