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Cat. No. 1339

Premier Amour!!

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2006
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "First Love"
Themes:
Music, Words
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching
Support:
Music paper; staves drawn in pencil
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 1/4 × 31 3/4" (28.6 × 80.6 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right comp., pencil.
Inscription:
"first / proof" lower left comp., pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
1 known impression of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition.
Background:
This composition originates from the drawing series "Paris Toujour Paris" seen in Related Works in Other Mediums below. There are twelve sets of "Paris Toujour Paris." Each set contains ten handwritten phrases and one drawing, all on music paper with staves drawn in pencil. The phrases vary slightly, but are mostly consistent from set to set. Bourgeois considered turning each phrase into a print edition. She proofed nine compositions in total, but only two were editioned: "C'est Si Bon" and "Paris Toujours." All are seen in Related Works in the Catalogue below.

Premier Amour!!
2006

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Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Premier Amour!! 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2006