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Cat. No. 832

Differentiate

Date:
2007
Themes:
Abstraction, Nature
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Illustrated book with 10 soft ground etchings, 1 on fabric with fabric collage, and 2 with hand additions
Support:
Paper, with fabric cover
Dimensions:
page (each): 59 1/8 × 19 13/16" (150.1 × 50.4 cm); overall: 59 1/8 × 19 7/8 × 1" (150.2 × 50.5 × 2.5 cm)
Signature:
"LB" left lower sheet verso of cover, stitched in black thread.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
Unique
Edition Information:
Throughout this illustrated book, there are a total of 10 soft ground etchings made from 7 different plates. Three of the plates each appear twice. In addition to their use in this illustrated book, all 7 plates were issued as individual editions, which are listed below and can be seen in Related Works in the Catalogue.

See Related Works in the Catalogue:
"Sheaves"
"Accumulations"
"Opening Up"
"Up and Up"
"Sheaves"
"Incognito"
"The Prey of an Anxiety"
Pagination:
26 unnumbered pages, including front and back covers.
Housing:
Bound. Linen covered portfolio.
Background:
Benjamin Shiff, the director of the Osiris imprint, collaborated with Bourgeois in a highly experimental phase of printmaking that occupied the last years of her life, from 2005 to 2010. He first established a working relationship with the artist in the 1990s, but the late period is particularly noteworthy for the innovative and complex large-scale projects that evolved at that time. Shiff made use of professional workshops for printing, but he oversaw the creation of the printing plates as Bourgeois worked on them in her home studio. He also provided assistance as she added extensive hand additions and texts, and as she combined individual compositions into multi-panel works and illustrated books.
Curatorial Remarks:
The pagination of this illustrated book was determined by the Louise Bourgeois Studio and the publisher.

The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.

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  • NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate, cover. 2007
    Differentiate, cover
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    2007
    Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate, cover. 2007
  • NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate, title. 2007
    Differentiate, title
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    Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate, title. 2007
  • NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 1 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate. 2007
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 1 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate. 2007
  • NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate, text, pages 6 and 7 of 26. 2007
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    Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate, text, pages 6 and 7 of 26. 2007
  • NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plates 2 and 3 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate. 2007
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plates 2 and 3 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate. 2007
  • NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate. 2007
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  • NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate, text, pages 12 and 13 of 26. 2007
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  • NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plates 5 and 6 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate. 2007
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  • NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate, text, pages 16 and 17 of 26. 2007
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    Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate, text, pages 16 and 17 of 26. 2007
  • NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 7 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate. 2007
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    Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 7 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate. 2007
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  • NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 9 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate. 2007
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  • NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate, colophon. 2007
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    Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate, colophon. 2007

Louise Bourgeois,

Differentiate,

New York, Osiris, 2007

Bourgeois's entire text for this volume appears on the pages cited below.

Page 3:

Differentiate

Pages 6-7:

Differentiate the advantage of attacking or withdrawing

Differentiate the forbidden and the hidden

Page 10:

The Tightening Agony withstanding anything today to insure the future hanging in there

Pages 12-13:

Murder or suicide

Sadist or masochist

Pages 16-17:

The ransom of a secret

The talker who is secretive

Page 19:

Le droit or le devoir

Page 20:

I want to be loved for myself. Incognito

Page 23:

I am defined by what is not. I am not white I am not black neither red nor blue nor green nor yellow neither grape nor pear I am a mirror I am there I am there I am not there You want to know I am only your image

Page 25:

a book by Louise Bourgeois!!