Louise Bourgeois. Lacs de Montagne. 1997

Louise Bourgeois Lacs de Montagne 1997

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This imagery was inspired by the Swiss mountains where Bourgeois skied in her youth, but the undulating forms also suggest a mutability between natural and bodily forms—a feature often found in her work. These sheets comprise but a sample of the twenty-seven studies, states, and variants through which this composition evolved.

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018.
State XII of XIII
Engraving, etching, aquatint, and drypoint
plate: 18 1/16 x 23 7/8" (45.9 x 60.6 cm); sheet: 23 13/16 x 29" (60.5 x 73.7 cm)
Louise Bourgeois
Harlan & Weaver, New York
"2/16" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
Gift of the artist
Object number
© The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY
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