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Cat. No. 1048.1, variant

Untitled, plate 8 of 12, from the portfolio, Anatomy

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 2, only state, variant
Date:
1989
Alternate Title:
Sexy Demeanor; The Sexy One; Slow Gait; The Gait
Themes:
Body Parts
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with black ink and pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 6 15/16 x 4 15/16" (17.7 x 12.6 cm); sheet: 14 1/8 × 10 1/2" (35.9 × 26.6 cm)
Signature:
"L. Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"happy Birthday / 1989" lower left margin, pencil, artist's hand. Verso: "sexy demeanor / the Sexy one. / 1989" upper right sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
5 known impressions of version 1, only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of version 2, only state.
Artist’s Remarks:
"This is not a self-portrait... this is Jerry [Gorovoy, the artist's assistant]. This is 'toi,' all the others are 'moi.' You see the structure is a man's body because the hips are narrow. When I sit on the stoop I look for Jerry coming down the street. Finally I spot him by his special size and gait."

"Someone can be recognized by the way he moves... it is very personal... the assurance or the fear in his movements reveals the state he is in. It can be constricted or it can be free. My own desire for the unconstricted is proven by my interest in reptiles... snakes, maggots, worms, caterpillars. They are all completely free because there is no bone... they undulate." Indicating the area of the hips Bourgeois said, "We undulate the best we can in this part of the body... even with the bones!" (Quotes cited in Wye, Deborah and Carol Smith. "The Prints of Louise Bourgeois." New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994, p. 171)
Former Cat. No.:
W & S 104.1
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
551.1993
This Work in Other Collections:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (3 impressions of version 1, only state)

Untitled, no. 8 of 12, from the portfolio, Anatomy
1989-1990

Source
1985

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1985
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Ink on paper
1985

Source
1987

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Anatomy). 1987
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled (Anatomy)
Ink on graph paper
1987

First Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 8 of 12, from the portfolio, Anatomy. 1989
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, only state
1989
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 8 of 12, from the portfolio, Anatomy. 1989
Version 1 of 2, only state, variant
1989

Second Version

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 8 of 12, from the portfolio, Anatomy. 1989
Version 2 of 2, only state, variant
1989
Published Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 8 of 12, from the portfolio, Anatomy. 1989-1990
Version 2 of 2, only state
1989-1990

Portfolio
1989-1990

Louise Bourgeois. Anatomy. 1989-1990
Anatomy
1989-1990
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