Louise Bourgeois. What Is the Shape of This Problem?. 1999

Louise Bourgeois What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999

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Bourgeois's entire text for this series appears on the compositions cited below.

Title Sheet
What is the shape of this problem?

No. 1 of 9
The telephone call from the slammer

No. 2 of 9
The small hours

No. 3 of 9
Repairs in the sky

No. 4 of 9
I pick on everyone, dead or alive

No. 5 of 9
Has the day invaded the night, or has the night invaded the day?

No. 6 of 9
The papillon, the ray of hope.

No. 7 of 9
The hour is devoted to revenge

No. 8 of 9
To unravel a torment you must begin somewhere

No. 9 of 9
Art is a guaranty of sanity

Publication excerpt from Louise Bourgeois, What Is the Shape of This Problem?, New York: Galerie Lelong, 1999.
Series of 9 letterpress diptychs, 5 with lithography
sheet (each): 12 x 17" (30.5 x 43.2 cm)
Galerie Lelong, Paris, Galerie Lelong, New York
SOLO Impression, New York
25; plus 14 A.P. (3 are isolated pairs of text-image diptychs), 4 P.P., 3 T.P., 2 H.C., 1 B.A.T.
"AP 2" left lower sheet (each), pencil, unknown hand.
Gift of the artist
Object number
© The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY
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