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Cat. No. 1213

Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2006
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "My God, My God, Silence Is Beautiful"
Themes:
Music, Words
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Soft ground etching, with blue watercolor and pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove music paper (staves drawn in pencil)
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 1/4 × 32" (28.6 × 81.3 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right comp., pencil.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
17
Impression:
"6/17" left lower comp., pencil, artist's hand.
Edition Information:
The hand additions on this composition vary slightly across the edition. See 16 impressions of the edition of 17 in the Evolving Composition Diagram below. The most varied impressions are 8/17 with two words mixing blue and white watercolor additions, and 14/17 with two exclamation points added by the artist in pencil.
Artist’s Remarks:
"Silence is a subject that interests me tremendously. The length of the silence, the depth of the silence, the irony of the silence, the timing of the silence. The hostility of the silence. The shininess and love of the silence." (Quote cited from interview with Robert Storr, 19 Feb. 1983 in Morris, Frances and Marie-Laure Bernadac. "Louise Bourgeois." London: Tate Modern, 2007, p. 270.)
Curatorial Remarks:
The plate dimensions could not be documented because the sheet was trimmed.

Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau
2006

Source
2006

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau
Watercolor and pencil on music paper
2006

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006
Published Louise Bourgeois. Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu, Que le Silence Est Beau. 2006
Only state
2006