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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

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Cat. No. 1057

Shooting Stars

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
1989
Themes:
Nature
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 x 6 3/4" (22.8 x 17.1 cm); sheet: 19 1/2 × 14 1/8" (49.5 × 35.8 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
4 known impressions of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition.
Background:
In the late 1980s, when publisher Peter Blum began the portfolio project "Anatomy" with Bourgeois, he sought the assistance of printer Judith Solodkin, of SOLO Impression, a longtime friend of the artist. Solodkin suggested Harlan & Weaver as intaglio printers and she served as supervisor for this project and a number of individual prints at that time, among these, "Ambition," "Meteorology," "Tops," Untitled, and "To Hide," all seen below in Related Works in the Catalogue.
Artist’s Remarks:
"The spiral has reached too far... it is limitless... pie in the sky. It bursts... it explodes... you lose everything." (Quote cited in Wye, Deborah and Carol Smith. "The Prints of Louise Bourgeois." New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994, p. 164)
Former Cat. No.:
W & S 94
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
545.1993

Shooting Stars
1989

States

Louise Bourgeois. Shooting Stars. 1989
Only state
1989