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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

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Cat. No. 828

Untitled

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2008
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Soft ground etching
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 55 13/16 x 18 13/16" (141.8 x 47.8 cm); sheet: 58 1/16 x 20 1/4" (147.5 x 51.5 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
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unpublished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.

There are 2 known cancellation proofs, each with a large "X" drawn across the composition from each corner of the plate.

There are also 4 unique variants that incorporate this plate, printed alone or in combination with other plates multi-panel works. When the plate is used 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:
"The Conversation"
"You Are As I Am"

See Related Wokrs in the Catalogue:
"You Are Heading For It"
Untitled, no. 3 of 3, from the series, "I Want to Talk About Magic"
Background:
This unpublished composition was made with Benjamin Shiff, the director of the Osiris imprint. Shiff 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.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
994.2011
This Work in Other Collections:
Tate Modern, London

Untitled; The Conversation; You Are As I Am
2006-2008

States

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2008
Untitled
Only state
2008

Unique Variants

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Conversation. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Conversation
Only state, unique variant
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. You Are As I Am. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION You Are As I Am
Only state, unique variant
2007