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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

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Cat. No. 1023.2

Untitled

State/Variant:
Triptych version (components A, B, and C), only state
Date:
1989-1990
Descriptive Title:
Drips, Large Plate; Narrow Spiral; Wide Spiral
Themes:
Abstraction, Spirals
Techniques:
Aquatint, Drypoint
Description:
Aquatint and drypoint, with chine collé
Support:
Smooth, wove paper, with cream chine collé and crease from being folded down the center
Dimensions:
plate (a): 14 7/8 × 11 7/8" (37.8 × 30.1 cm); plate (b): 6 7/8 × 4 15/16" (17.5 × 12.6 cm); plate (c): 6 7/8 × 4" (17.5 × 10.1 cm); sheet: 21 5/8 × 32 3/4" (55 × 83.2 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
1 known impression of the triptych version
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.

The plates (components A, B, and C) that appear in this triptych also appear on their own and in a diptych (components A and B). (See Evolving Composition Diagram.)

The plate used in component C was also issued as part of a two-plate composition for the edition of "The Ladder of Success," seen in Related Works in the Catalogue.
Background:
In 1989, to help Bourgeois prepare for what would be a major project together, "the puritan," Ben Shiff of Osiris, New York, provided her with test plates on which she made various technical experiments. See Related Works in the Catalogue.
Curatorial Remarks:
This composition is printed on a signature (a sheet that is folded once and comprises 4 pages). If the sheet is folded, the plates appear on page 2 and 3 of 4. The sheet is shown open here.
Former Cat. No.:
W & S B3, B6, and B7
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
647.1993

Untitled
1989-1990

Component A

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. c. 1989
Component A, only state
c. 1989

Component B

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. c. 1989
Component B, only state
c. 1989

Component C

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. c. 1989
Component C, only state
c. 1989

Diptych Version

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1989-1990
Diptych version (components A and B), only state
1989-1990

Triptych Version

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1989-1990
Triptych version (components A, B, and C), only state
1989-1990