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Cat. No. 585/III

The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation

State/Variant:
State III of XVII
Date:
2001
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Reparation"
Themes:
Figures
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red ink additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 13/16 × 7 13/16" (24.9 × 19.9 cm); sheet: 13 1/4 × 10" (33.7 × 25.4 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"WP" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state III
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state XVII.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
The progression of this composition, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 2 plates in 3 different techniques.

Plate 1, in drypoint and engraving: man and woman.

Plate 2, in aquatint: shading in woman's shoes.

State Changes:
Plate 1 printed in black.
Changes from state II, by burnishing: hanging line, hands, and woman's leg partially removed.
Changes from state II, in drypoint: bodies further delineated; hands and woman's leg reconfigured; shoes added to woman's feet.
Curatorial Remarks:
The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from an impression in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

The "WP" inscription most likely refers to the idea of a "working proof," made during the development of a composition.

A publicity poster was made with an image of state XVII for the 2002 documentary about the artist titled "C'est le murmure de l'eau qui chante." It was filmed over the course of 8 years by Brigitte Cornand, a French filmmaker who worked closely with Bourgeois in the last years of her life.
Public Collection:
Tate Modern, London

The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation
2001-2003

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of XVII
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State II of XVII, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State II of XVII, variant
2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State III of XVII
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State IV of XVII, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State IV of XVII, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State V of XVII
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State V of XVII, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State V of XVII, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State VI of XVII
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State VII of XVII
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State VIII of XVII
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State IX of XVII
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State X of XVII
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XI of XVII
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XII of XVII
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XIII of XVII
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XIII of XVII, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XIV of XVII
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XV of XVII
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XVI of XVII
2003
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Couple, plate 5 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XVII of XVII
2003

Portfolio
2003

Louise Bourgeois. La Réparation. 2003
La Réparation
2003
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