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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: THE COMPLETE PRINTS & BOOKS

Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books
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This website is generously supported by The Easton Foundation.

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Curatorial Concept and Texts
Deborah Wye, Chief Curator Emerita, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books

Design Management
Allegra Burnette, former Creative Director

Project Management
Maggie Lederer, Product Manager, Digital Media/Creative Team

Cataloguing and Research
Sewon Kang, Cataloguer, Louise Bourgeois Archive Project
Deborah Wye, Chief Curator Emerita, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books
Katie Campbell, Christina Costello, Majida Mugharbel, and Lauren Roberts, former Cataloguers, Louise Bourgeois Archive Project
Arianna Packard, former part-time Cataloguer, Louise Bourgeois Archive Project
Carol Smith, former Research Assistant, Louise Bourgeois Archive Project
Sarah Suzuki, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints

Collection and Exhibition Technologies
Ian Eckert, Associate Director
Kathryn Ryan, Senior Coordinator
Jeri Moxley, former Manager

Website Development and Assistance
Dina Brunstein, Senior Developer, Digital Media/Creative Team
Jaclyn Avidon, freelancer, Digital Media/Creative Team
Dan Phiffer, former Media Technology Developer, Digital Media
Nina Callaway and Sara Dayton, former freelancers, Digital Media

Editorial
Jason Persse, Editorial Manager, Creative Team

Digital Imaging
Rob Gerhardt, Collections Photographer, Imaging and Visual Resources
Robert Kastler, Director, Imaging and Visual Resources
Staff photographers, Imaging and Visual Resources
Peter Butler, former Collections Photographer, Imaging and Visual Resources
Kate Keller and Erik Landsberg, former Heads of Collections Imaging

Quotations

Quotations by the artist appear on many of the pages that provide background information and context for the catalogue of prints and illustrated books. The references for those quotations are as follows:

About the Artist
“Art is a guarantee of sanity” appears in several of Bourgeois’s artworks.

Abstraction
Bourgeois, quoted in “Self-Expression Is Sacred and Fatal: Statements,” in Christiane Meyer-Thoss, Louise Bourgeois: Designing for Free Fall (Zurich: Ammann, 1992), 194.

Architecture
Bourgeois, quoted in Joseph Helfenstein, “Louise Bourgeois: Architecture as a Study in Memory,” in Jerry Gorovoy and Danielle Tilkin, Louise Bourgeois: Memory and Architecture (Madrid: Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, 1999), 26.

Body Parts
Bourgeois, quoted in “A Conversation with Bernard Marcadé,” (Excerpt from an interview for the film Louise Bourgeois, by Camille Guichard, Terra Luna Productions, Paris, 1993. Translated from the French by Caroline Beamish and David Britt.), in Marie-Laure Bernadac and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, eds., Louise Bourgeois: Destruction of the Father/Reconstruction of the Father: Writings and Interviews, 1923–1997 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, in association with London: Violette, 1998), 251.

Books, Portfolios & Series
Bourgeois, quoted in Deborah Wye, “A Drama of the Self: Louise Bourgeois as Printmaker,” in Deborah Wye and Carol Smith, The Prints of Louise Bourgeois (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994), 13.

Chronology
Bourgeois, quoted in “Time” (Paulo Herkenhoff notes, May 8, 1997), in Frances Morris, ed., Louise Bourgeois (London: Tate, 2007), 288.

Essay, 1994
Bourgeois, quoted in Wye, “A Drama of the Self: Louise Bourgeois as Printmaker,” in Wye and Smith, The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, 26.

Essay, 2017
Bourgeois, quoted in “Statements from an Interview with Donald Kuspit,” (first published in 1988 by Random House and Elizabeth Avedon Editions/Vintage Contemporary Artists, NY, in Louise Bourgeois by Donald Kuspit), in Bernadac and Obrist, eds., Louise Bourgeois: Destruction of the Father/Reconstruction of the Father: Writings and Interviews, 1923–1997, 166.

Fabric Works
Bourgeois, quoted in Brooke Hodge, “Cell (Clothes) 1996,” in Morris, ed., Louise Bourgeois, 76.

Faces and Portraits
Bourgeois, quoted in “Untitled,” in Wye and Smith, The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, 167.

Figures
Bourgeois, quoted in Deborah Wye, Louise Bourgeois (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1982), 79.

Home Page
Bourgeois, quoted in Wye, “A Drama of the Self: Louise Bourgeois as Printmaker,” in Wye and Smith, The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, 14.

Motherhood and Family
Bourgeois, quoted in Interview with Esther Harriet, 1989, in “Family,” in Morris, ed., Louise Bourgeois, 127.

Nature
Bourgeois, quoted in “Rayons de soleil sur la mer,” in Wye and Smith, The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, 132.

Objects
Bourgeois, quoted in “Collecting: an Unruly Passion,” (Artist’s review of the book Collecting: an Unruly Passion by Werner Muensterberger (Princeton University Press, 1993) first published in Summer 1994 Artforum, vol. 32, no. 10, p. 11.), in Bernadac and Obrist, eds., Louise Bourgeois: Destruction of the Father/Reconstruction of the Father: Writings and Interviews, 1923–1997, 275.

Spiders
Louise Bourgeois, Ode à Ma Mère (Paris: Les Éditions du Solstice, 1995), 9.

Spirals
Bourgeois, quoted in “Self-Expression Is Sacred and Fatal: Statements,” in Meyer-Thoss, Louise Bourgeois: Designing for Free Fall, 179.

Words
Bourgeois, quoted in “He Disappeared into Complete Silence,” in Wye and Smith, The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, 72.

Techniques
Bourgeois, quoted in Wye, “A Drama of the Self: Louise Bourgeois as Printmaker,” in Wye and Smith, The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, 12.

Themes
Bourgeois, quoted in Wye, “A Drama of the Self: Louise Bourgeois as Printmaker,” in Wye and Smith, The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, 15.

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Photography
Art © The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY
Photographers of Louise Bourgeois portraits are cited beneath the photographs.
Photographers of Louise Bourgeois’s Maman on site:
Georges Meguerditchian, Centre Pompidou (in Tuileries Garden)
Marcus Leith (at Tate Modern)
Photographers of other works of art by Louise Bourgeois:
Christopher Burke, Primary photographer for the Louise Bourgeois Studio
Other photographers:
Ken Adlard
Stefan Altenburger
Luciano Basagni
Peter Bellamy
Adi Bereuter
Steven Briggs
Brian Buckley
Barbara Gross Gallery
British Museum
Jay Brooks
Jenni Carter, Sydney Biennial
Philip A. Charles, National Gallery
Christie’s
Christopher Dawson
Mario de Lopez
James Dee
Frédéric Delpech, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Marc Domage
Doyle
Timothy Doyon
Pouran Esrafily
Jon Etter
Allan Finkelman
Zindman Fremont
Galerie Lelong
Maximilian Geuter
Genevieve Hanson
Hauser & Wirth Gallery
David Heald
Bruno Hubschmid
Eeva Inkeri
Jim Kempner Fine Art
Peter Lauri
Jonathan Leijonhufvud
Marcus Leith
Jochen Littkemann
Rafael Lobato
Paul Macapia
Robert Males
Georges Meguerditchian
Piermarco Menini
Philippe Migeat, dist. RMN, Centre Pompidou
Robert Miller Gallery
C. E. Mitchell
Peter Moore
National Gallery of Canada
Volker Naumann
Orcutt & Van Der Putten
Kent Pell
Phillips
Beth Phillips
Georges Poncet
Tom Powell
Etienne Rieger
Bjarne Riesto
Adam Rzepka
Matthew Schreiber
Mark Setteducati
Ben Shiff
Steven Sloman
Lee Stalsworth
Studio Fotografico I. Bessi, Carrara
Christian Wachter
Nicholas Walster

Special thanks to
Jerry Gorovoy, Louise Bourgeois’s Assistant and President of The Easton Foundation
Wendy Williams, former Managing Director, Louise Bourgeois Studio
Kendal Grady, Associate Director, Louise Bourgeois Studio
Maggie Wright, Archivist, The Easton Foundation
Richard Bruce, Beth Higgins, Johee Kim, Cait Schuyler, staff of Louise Bourgeois Studio
Peter Blum of Peter Blum Editions
Felix Harlan and Carol Weaver of Harlan & Weaver,
with the assistance of Derick Wycherly
Raylene Marasco of Dyenamix
Carolina Nitsch of Carolina Nitsch Editions
Peter Pettengill of Wingate Studio
Judith Solodkin of SOLO Impression