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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

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Cat. No. 1240

Les Oiseaux

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2007
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Birds"
Themes:
Abstraction, Nature
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Soft ground etching, with blue watercolor and blue gouache additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 15 3/4 × 9 7/8" (40 × 25.1 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right comp. to lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"les oiseaux" upper left margin, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
3 known impressions of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The hand additions on this composition vary from impression to impression, as do the titles. For comparison, see the other examples in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
Curatorial Remarks:
The plate size and paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.

La Bièvre Watteau; Les Oiseaux; Rivière
2007-2008

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. La Bièvre Watteau. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION La Bièvre Watteau
Only state
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Oiseaux. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Les Oiseaux
Only state
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Rivière. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Rivière
Only state
2008