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Cat. No. 1054.1

Atlantic Avenue: Transparent House

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 3, only state
Date:
c. 1990
Themes:
Architecture
Techniques:
Engraving
Description:
Engraving
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 6 x 1 1/2" (15.2 x 3.8 cm); sheet: 11 1/8 x 7 1/2" (28.3 x 19 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Gravure, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of version 1
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
Background:
Bourgeois admired the printing facilities of the Gravure workshop and also felt a personal rapport with the owner and master printer, Christian Guérin. Guérin helped the artist develop plates for several important projects in the early 1990s, including this composition, which is related to her 1947 illustrated book, “He Disappeared into Complete Silence” (see Related Works in the Catalogue). Bourgeois had long hoped to reissue this book but the plates no longer existed. She thought Guérin might assist her. In order to determine if his engraving would be suitable for the project, she asked him to attempt similar compositions. After these trials, he assisted in engraving versions of plates 2 and 6 of “He Disappeared into Complete Silence.”
Former Cat. No.:
W & S B11
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
555.1993

Atlantic Avenue: Transparent House and Atlantic Avenue No. 2: Transparent Houses
1990

Source
1947

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1947
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Ink and charcoal on paper
1947

First Version

Louise Bourgeois. Atlantic Avenue: Transparent House. c. 1990
Version 1 of 3, only state
c. 1990

Second Version

Louise Bourgeois. Atlantic Avenue No 2: Transparent Houses. c. 1990
Version 2 of 3, only state
c. 1990

Third Version

Louise Bourgeois. Atlantic Avenue No 2: Transparent Houses. c. 1990
Version 3 of 3, state I of II
c. 1990
Louise Bourgeois. Atlantic Avenue No 2: Transparent Houses. c. 1990
Version 3 of 3, state II of II
c. 1990
Louise Bourgeois. Atlantic Avenue No 2: Transparent Houses. c. 1990
Version 3 of 3, state II of II, variant
c. 1990
Louise Bourgeois. Atlantic Avenue No 2: Transparent Houses. c. 1990
Version 3 of 3, state II of II, variant
c. 1990
Louise Bourgeois. Atlantic Avenue No 2: Transparent Houses. c. 1990
Version 3 of 3, state II of II, variant
c. 1990
Louise Bourgeois. Atlantic Avenue No 2: Transparent Houses. c. 1990
Version 3 of 3, state II of II, variant
c. 1990