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Cat. No. 609.2

Merci Crime

State/Variant:
Version 2 of 2, only state
Date:
1994
Themes:
Words
Techniques:
Aquatint
Description:
Aquatint
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 19 7/8 x 15 7/8" (50.5 x 40.3 cm); sheet: 24 x 20 1/16" (61 x 51 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of version 2
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1: composition transferred to a new matrix, in aquatint.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the verso of the source painting: "Pour / Hubbeltje-bubbeltje"
Other Remarks:
According to Felix Harlan of Harlan & Weaver, this composition was created using an experimental combination of printmaking techniques. First, the source painting was photographed and transferred to a silkscreen. Second, the image was silkscreened onto a copper plate using a sugar lift solution. Then the plate was processed as a traditional sugar lift aquatint.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
654.2008

Merci Crime
1994

Source
1994

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Merci Crime. 1994
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Merci Crime
Oil on board
1994

First version

Louise Bourgeois. Merci Crime. 1994
Version 1 of 2, only state, variant
1994
Louise Bourgeois. Merci Crime. 1994
Version 1 of 2, only state, variant
1994

Second version

Louise Bourgeois. Merci Crime. 1994
Version 2 of 2, only state
1994
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Merci Crime. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, only state, variant
1997