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Cat. No. 834/II, unique variant 3, in 832

Untitled, plates 2 and 3 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate

State/Variant:
State II of III, unique variant
Date:
2007
Illustrated Book:
Differentiate (View All)
Alternate Title:
Accumulations
Themes:
Abstraction, Nature
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Soft ground etchings, with selective wiping
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate (each): 55 3/4 × 12 3/8" (141.6 × 31.5 cm); page (each): 59 1/8 × 19 13/16" (150.1 × 50.4 cm)
Signature:
"LB" left lower sheet verso of cover, stitched in black thread.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
Unique
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
This is one of 7 unique variants of state II outside the edition, printed alone or in combination with other plates in multi-panel works. When the plate is printed alone, the work is included in the Evolving Composition Diagram. When it is printed with another plate, it is included in Related Works in the Catalogue.

See Evolving Composition Diagram:
"Accumulations"
"Accumulations"
Untitled, plates 2 and 3 of 9, from the illustrated book, "Differentiate"
Untitled, plate 2 of 5, from the illustrated book, "Duration and Intensité"
Untitled, no. 1 of 3, from the series, "Evening of My Life"
Untitled, no. 1 of 3, from the series, "This Need"

See Related Works in the Catalogue:
Untitled, no. 2 of 4, from the series, "Inner Truths or Outer Truths"

About the "Accumulations" edition:
The edition is made up of impressions of state II and III.
State II: 1/7, 3/7, 7/7
State III: 2/7, 6/7
Nos. 4/7 and 5/7 could not be examined in person and their states are not known.

Selective wiping varies from impression to impression; see examples in the Evolving Composition Diagram below. The sheet sizes also vary. There is 1 known variant impression of state II and 1 known impression of state III, both outside the edition. There are 2 known cancellation proofs of state III, each with a large "X" drawn across the composition from each corner of the plate.,
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, in soft ground etching: distress marks added throughout; top of form slightly altered.
Pagination:
Pages 8 and 9 of 26.
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 is not documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from the impression of state I in MoMA's Collection. The dimensions of the book were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

Accumulations
2006-2007

Source
2006

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Watercolor, charcoal, and pencil on paper
2006

States

Louise Bourgeois. Accumulations. 2006
Accumulations
State I of III
2006
Louise Bourgeois. Accumulations. 2006
Accumulations
State II of III, variant
2006
Published Louise Bourgeois. Accumulations. 2006
Accumulations
State II of III
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Accumulations. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Accumulations
State II of III
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Accumulations. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Accumulations
State III of III
2006

Unique Variants

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Accumulations. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Accumulations
State II of III, unique variant
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Accumulations. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Accumulations
State II of III, unique variant
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plates 2 and 3 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, plates 2 and 3 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate
State II of III, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 2 of 5, from the illustrated book, Duration and Intensité. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, plate 2 of 5, from the illustrated book, Duration and Intensité
State II of III, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 1 of 3, from the series, Evening of My Life. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 1 of 3, from the series, Evening of My Life
State II of III, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 1 of 3, from the series, This Need. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 1 of 3, from the series, This Need
State II of III, unique variant
2007

Illustrated Book
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Differentiate
2007
More About This Work

Illustrated Book
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Duration and Intensité. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Duration and Intensité
2007
More About This Work

Series
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois.  Evening of My Life. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Evening of My Life
2007
More About This Work

Series
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. This Need. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION This Need
2007
More About This Work

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!!