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Cat. No. 825

Winter

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2008
Themes:
Abstraction, Nature
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Soft ground etching
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 55 13/16 x 10 13/16" (141.7 x 27.5 cm); sheet: 59 x 12 13/16" (149.9 x 32.5 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right to right lower margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"first proof" lower left margin, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
3 known impressions of the only state, outside the unique variants
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition.

The third known impression of the only state is not in MoMA's Collection. It is not illustrated due to its similarity to the impressions seen here.

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

There is one known unique variant of this composition with hand additions titled "Mouillés Par Le Soir!!" It is seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
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.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
995.2011
This Work in Other Collections:
Tate Modern, London

Winter; Nos. 2, 19, and 38 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2); Mouillés Par...
2008

States

Louise Bourgeois. Winter. 2008
Winter
Only state
2008
Louise Bourgeois. Winter. 2008
Winter
Only state
2008

Unique variants

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 2 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 2 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 19 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 19 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 36 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 36 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mouillés Par le Soir!! 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Mouillés Par le Soir!!
Only state, unique variant
2008

Series
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the...
2007
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