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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

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Cat. No. 1005

Branches

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
1993
Themes:
Nature
Techniques:
Aquatint
Description:
Aquatint, with white and black gouache, and black ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove board, mounted on smooth, wove board
Dimensions:
plate: 6 13/16 x 4 7/8" (17.3 x 12.4 cm); sheet: 14 13/16 x 11" (37.6 x 27.9 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
3
Impression:
Verso: "painted study / 3/3," lower center sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Edition Information:
The hand additions on this composition vary across the edition. For comparison, see other impressions in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.

In this edition, Bourgeois and the publisher designated each impression as a "painted study." However, throughout the catalogue, the term "study" describes photocopies and tracings that were used in the process of developing a composition.

There are 3 known impressions of the only state, outside the edition.
Background:
In 1989, to help Bourgeois prepare for what would be a major project together, "the puritan," Ben Shiff of Osiris, New York, provided her with test plates on which she made various technical experiments. The editioned composition "Branches" developed from one of these experiments.
Curatorial Remarks:
This plate was printed on smooth, wove board and trimmed within the platemark. It was then mounted a larger sheet of smooth, wove board. The plate dimensions seen above are for the trimmed plate. For full plate dimensions, see the impressions before the edition in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
703.2006

Branches
c. 1989-1993

States

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. c. 1989
Only state
c. 1989
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. c. 1989
Only state, variant
c. 1989
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Branches. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1993
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Branches. 1993
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1993
Published Louise Bourgeois. Branches. 1993
Only state
1993