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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

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Cat. No. 686

The Feeding

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2008
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Drypoint, Engraving
Description:
Drypoint and engraving, with red and pink watercolor additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 15 1/16 × 11" (38.2 × 28 cm); sheet: 20 1/16 × 13 13/16" (51 × 35.1 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition.
Curatorial Remarks:
Toward the end of her life, Bourgeois made a large body of red gouache drawings related to the theme of Motherhood & Family. She usually made several iterations of each scene, exploring pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding, among other subjects related to new life. Some drawings were used as source works for print compositions. As the print composition evolved, Bourgeois continued to explore the same subject through drawing. See Related Works in Other Mediums below for examples.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1556.2012

The Feeding
2008

Source
2007

Louise Bourgeois. The Feeding. 2007
The Feeding
Gouache on paper
2007

States

Louise Bourgeois. The Feeding. 2008
Only state
2008