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Cat. No. 615, variant 1

Be Calm

State/Variant:
Only state, variant
Date:
2005
Themes:
Words
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 6 x 3 15/16" (15.3 x 10 cm); sheet: 11 x 8" (27.9 x 20.3 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois / NY 2005" lower right margin, red ink.
Inscription:
"To / Rosamond and John / with love" lower left to lower right margin, red ink, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
3 known variant impressions of the only state, outside the edition
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of the only state.

The third known impression of the only state, outside the edition, is an additional variant printed in blue ink. An image of that impression is not available.
Background:
The inscription refers to the author and editor Rosamond Bernier (1916-2016) and her husband, art critic John Russell (1919-2008), who were close friends of Bourgeois.
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 the variant impression in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

Several merchandise items were made with this composition printed in red: a baby onesie, an adult T-shirt, an adult tank top, a linen tea towel, and a catch all tray.
Public Collection:
Tate Modern, London

Be Calm, from the illustrated book, Recueil des Secrets de Louyse Bourgeois, deluxe edition
2005

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Be Calm. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state, variant
2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Be Calm. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state, variant
2005
Published Louise Bourgeois. Be Calm, from the illustrated book, Recueil des Secrets de Louyse Bourgeois, deluxe edition. 2005
Only state
2005

Illustrated Book
2005

Louise Bourgeois. Recueil des Secrets de Louyse Bourgeois, deluxe edition. 2005
Recueil des Secrets de Louyse Bourgeois, deluxe...
2005
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