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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
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Cat. No. 1306

Untitled

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2007
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Aquatint
Description:
Aquatint
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 41 3/4 × 31" (106 × 78.7 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right comp. to right lower margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"first proof" left lower margin, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
1 known impression of the only state, outside the unique variants
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition.

The plate used for this composition also appears in 4 unique variants. In 2 of these unique variants it is printed with a second plate, Untitled, 2007, in Related Works in the Catalogue. When the plate is printed alone, the work appears in the Evolving Composition Diagram; when it is printed with the second plate, it appears in Related Works in the Catalogue.

See Evolving Composition Diagram:
"Une Tache de Soleil"
Untitled

See Related Works in the Catalogue:
Untitled
“Je Tombe dans tes Bras”
"The Encounter"
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 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.

Untitled; Une Tache de Soleil
2007-2008

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Only state
2007

Unique Variants

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Une Tache de Soleil. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Une Tache de Soleil
Only state, unique variant
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Only state, unique variant
2008