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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
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Cat. No. 650

Be Calm

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2004
Themes:
Words
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with blue ink additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 15 x 12 1/2" (38.1 x 31.8 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois 2004" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition.
Other Remarks:
Wendy Williams, Managing Director of the Louise Bourgeois Studio, remembers laying out words in different font sizes and positions, and faxing them to the artist as she considered various projects. In the photograph seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums, Bourgeois is pictured holding up one of the mock-ups used to develop this composition.

The photograph was taken by Pouran Esrafily, who made films on Bourgeois's life and work. Esrafily also presided for many years over the Sunday Salons held by the artist at her home. The image was published in the March 2010 issue of the German magazine "Monopol" (p. 40-53).

Be Calm
2004

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NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Be Calm. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2004