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Cat. No. 684/I, variant 1

Pregnant Woman

State/Variant:
State I of VIII, variant
Date:
2008
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Engraving
Description:
Engraving, with red and pink gouache, blue carbon, and red ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 7/8 × 7 15/16" (25.1 × 20.2 cm); sheet: 14 15/16 × 9 7/16" (38 × 23.9 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
4 known variant impressions of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
Curatorial Remarks:
Toward the end of her life, Bourgeois made a large body of red gouache drawings related to the theme of Motherhood & Family. Bourgeois 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.

After examining this print with the MoMA Conservation Department, it has been determined that the blue hand additions, which resemble colored pencil, are most likely carbon transfer. According to Felix Harlan, of Harlan & Weaver, New York, the artist sometimes made tracings of preexisting imagery as aids when developing compositions.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1561.2012

Pregnant Woman
2008

Source
2008

Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2008
Pregnant Woman
Gouache on paper
2008

States

Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2008
State I of VIII, variant
2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of VIII, variant
2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of VIII, variant
2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of VIII, variant
2008
Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2008
State II of VIII
2008
Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2008
State III of VIII
2008
Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2008
State IV of VIII
2008
Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2008
State V of VIII
2008
Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2008
State VI of VIII
2008
Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2008
State VII of VIII
2008
Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2008
State VIII of VIII
2008