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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
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Cat. No. 840/I

Map of Connecticut and Long Island

State/Variant:
State I of V
Date:
2001
Themes:
Nature
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching
Support:
Smooth, wove BFK Rives paper
Dimensions:
plate: 12 7/8 × 9 15/16" (32.7 × 25.2 cm); sheet: 14 13/16 x 10 1/16" (37.6 x 25.5 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
Background:
According to Felix Harlan, of Harlan & Weaver, New York, Bourgeois's map compositions stem from her desire to sort through memories and associations with different places. The artist used preexisting maps as references for her own abstracted compositions, excluding the information essential to map reading. In this way, the maps served more as personal documents for the artist, rather than as references or guides.

In 1941, Bourgeois and her family purchased a small country house in Easton, Connecticut, which remains in the family. Its location is encircled several times in the center right of this composition.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1078.2008

Map of Connecticut and Long Island
2001

States

Louise Bourgeois. Map of Connecticut and Long Island. 2001
State I of V
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Map of Connecticut and Long Island. 2001
State II of V
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Map of Connecticut and Long Island. 2001
State III of V
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Map of Connecticut and Long Island. 2001
State IV of V, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Map of Connecticut and Long Island. 2001
State IV of V, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Map of Connecticut and Long Island. 2001
State V of V
2001