MoMA
A-|A+

LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
Advanced Search

View Works Chronologically:

Compositions (1,574)
Sheets (5,410)



Showing 2 of 2
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION

Cat. No. 1300

Mouillés le Soir

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2006
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "Wet Evening"
Themes:
Abstraction, Nature
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching, with watercolor and gouache additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 1/4 × 7" (28.6 × 17.8 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower comp., pencil.
Inscription:
"mouillés le soir" lower middle comp., pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
2 known impressions of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The hand additions on this composition vary from impression to impression, as do the titles. See both examples in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.

In “La Chanson” this composition is paired in a diptych with another composition. It is the only known appearance of that second composition within Bourgeois’s work. See that work is Related Works in the Catalogue below.
Curatorial Remarks:
The color of the hand additions, plate size, and paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.

The publisher Osiris groups this composition with 22 other compositions under the title "23 Small Works on Paper." Each of the works can be displayed individually. The full set is as follows:
"Le Feu dans la Grille"
"Les Inondations"
"Mouillés le Soir"
"La Peur de l'Eau"
"Le Soir"
"Les Tangos de l'Après Guerre"
"Tourbillon"
"Les Fleurs à Deauville"
"Le Jardin du Luxembourg"
"Memories Qui Renaissent"
"Rivière (#4)"
"Rue de Lille"
"Son Bruit Réverbéré Contre la Montagne"
"D'Eau"
"Fountain (#1)"
"Hommage à Miro"
"Je Cherche Après Titine"
"Les Meules"
"Les Mimosas d'Abord"
"Napoleon en Égypte"
"Rayons du Soleil"
"Rivière (#6)"
"Ton Coeur Ton Coeur"

2 Friends; Mouillés le Soir
2006

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. 2 Friends. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2 Friends
Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mouillés le Soir. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Mouillés le Soir
Only state
2006