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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

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Cat. No. 1019/IV

Morning

State/Variant:
State IV of VI
Date:
1944
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint, Other
Description:
Drypoint and monotype, with selective wiping
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 3 7/16 x 2 1/2" (8.8 x 6.3 cm); sheet: 10 1/16 × 7" (25.6 × 17.8 cm)
Signature:
"L. Bourgeois." lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"Morning" (erased) lower left margin, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
The artist
Edition:
1 known impression of state IV
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state III, in drypoint: hair in lower center comp. and hanging picture in upper right comp. further delineated.
Artist’s Remarks:
"Morning is the good time of the day."

"Hair is beauty... it is always important. You have to think about what gives you self-esteem and what ruins your self-esteem." Bourgeois told a story she remembered, which amused her very much, about how a man should relate to a woman. "If she has a brain, the man says, 'My, how pretty you are.' If she is pretty, he says, 'My, how smart and clever you are.' You have to lie through your teeth, if you can." (Quotes cited in Wye, Deborah and Carol Smith. "The Prints of Louise Bourgeois." New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994, p. 60)
Former Cat. No.:
W & S 20
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
232.1992.2

Morning
1944

States

Louise Bourgeois. Morning. 1944
State I of VI
1944
Louise Bourgeois. Morning. 1944
State II of VI
1944
Louise Bourgeois. Morning. 1944
State III of VI
1944
Louise Bourgeois. Morning. 1944
State IV of VI
1944
Louise Bourgeois. Morning. 1944
State V of VI
1944
Louise Bourgeois. Morning. 1944
State VI of VI
1944