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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
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Cat. No. 415

Composition

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
1940–1944
Alternate Title:
Still Life; Interior 63 ParkNo One; 63 Park
Themes:
Architecture, Objects
Techniques:
Lithography
Description:
Lithograph
Support:
Smooth, wove Rives paper
Dimensions:
composition: 9 3/16 x 11 11/16" (23.3 x 29.7 cm); sheet: 11 1/2 x 16" (29.2 x 40.6 cm)
Signature:
"L Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"Composition" lower left margin, pencil, artist's hand.

The alternate titles derive from inscriptions on impressions not in MoMA's Collection and not included in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
Publisher:
The artist
Printer:
The Art Students League of New York
Edition:
11 known impressions of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Although there are 11 known impressions of this composition, 2 are numbered 4/7 and 4/10.
Background:
When Bourgeois arrived in New York City in October 1938, she moved into her husband Robert Goldwater's apartment at 63 Park Avenue. She lived there until September 1939, and then moved to 333 East 41st Street, which served as the couple's home and the artist's studio.

American painter and printmaker, Will Barnet (1911-2012) was the master printer at The Art Students League and printed Bourgeois's lithographs.
Artist’s Remarks:
In referring to her early prints of people and interiors, Bourgeois said: "I love portraits. I never used a camera. This was my way of recording my life." (Quote cited in Wye, Deborah and Carol Smith. "The Prints of Louise Bourgeois." New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994, p. 48.)
Former Cat. No.:
W & S 12
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
121.1990

Composition
1940-1944

Source
c. 1938

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. c. 1938
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Ink, charcoal, and sanguine on tracing paper
c. 1938

States

Published Louise Bourgeois. Composition. 1940–1944
Only state
1940–1944