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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
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Cat. No. 14, variant 2

Untitled

State/Variant:
Only state, variant
Date:
c. 1989
Descriptive Title:
Diagonal Drips Across Plate
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Aquatint
Description:
Aquatint
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 6 7/8 x 4 7/8" (17.4 x 12.4 cm); sheet: 15 3/4 x 11 7/16" (40 x 29 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
5 known variant impressions: 2 with aquatint background only, 3 with hand-drawn spider addition
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition.

The 2 impressions with aquatint background only, vary in ink color. This example is printed in gray, the other example is printed in black.
Background:
To help Bourgeois prepare for what would be a major project entitled "The Puritan," the Director of Osiris Editions, Benjamin Shiff, provided her with test plates on which she made technical experiments. The entry for this work in Wye & Smith, under former catalogue number B2, documents four known impressions, with two in MoMA's Collection. An additional impression was located with the publisher, making five known impressions in all.

In 1994, the artist added a spider in ink over the compositions of three of the known impressions. Those three impressions were then titled "Spider."
Former Cat. No.:
W & S B2
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
651.1993

Spider
c. 1989-1994

States

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. c. 1989
Only state, variant
c. 1989
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. c. 1989
Only state, variant
c. 1989
Louise Bourgeois. Spider. 1994
Only state, variant
1994