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Cat. No. 554, variant 2

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State/Variant:
Only state, variant
Date:
1989
Alternate Title:
Ambition with Shadows
Themes:
Architecture
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching, with retroussage
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 8 15/16 x 6 11/16" (22.7 x 17 cm); sheet: 19 1/8 x 14" (48.5 x 35.6 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
4 known variant impressions, outside the editions
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of the only state in the edition of 10 and the illustrated book edition of 18.
Background:
This composition was initially developed in 1989 in conjunction with Benjamin Shiff, director of Osiris, as a preliminary trial for the book project "the puritan" (see below in Related Works in the Catalogue) although it did not ultimately appear in that book. Bourgeois and Shiff returned to the composition in 2003, creating additional impressions with hand additions to edition and to include in the book "One's Sleep".
Artist’s Remarks:
"I tried to give validity to that transparent building... I tried to make it more real by putting it in a setting. There is a moon... there are shadows... it has reality... it is not a dream." Then, as if addressing the building on the left, she said, "You found a friend. You think you're ambitious... look at the other building!" (Quotes cited in Wye, Deborah and Carol Smith. "The Prints of Louise Bourgeois." New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994, p. 157.)
Curatorial Remarks:
The slightly heavier, blurred effect of the shadow lines in the lower composition is achieved by retroussage printing, where the inked lines of a plate are wiped to draw up more ink to the edges.
Former Cat. No.:
W & S 84
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
479.1993

Side by Side
1989-2003

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Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989
Only state
1989
Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989
Only state, variant
1989
Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989-1993
Only state, variant
1989-1993
Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989-2003
Only state, variant
1989-2003
Published Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989-2003
Only state
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989-2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989-2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989-2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989-2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989-2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989-2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989-2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989-2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side. 1989-2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side, plate 6 of 18, from the illustrated book, One's Sleep (3). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Side by Side, plate 6 of 18, from the illustrated book, One's Sleep (1). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2003

Illustrated Book
2003

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. One's Sleep. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION One's Sleep
2003
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