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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
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Cat. No. 561/II, variant 3

We Love You

State/Variant:
State II of V, variant
Date:
2000
Themes:
Words
Techniques:
Engraving
Description:
Engraving, with red ink additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 3 1/2 x 9 3/4" (8.9 x 24.8 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, red ink; "LB" right lower margin, red ink.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
3 known variant impressions of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state V.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, by burnishing: letter "I" removed.
Background:
Bourgeois created prints as holiday gifts for a circle of friends. The editioned state of "We Love You" was the holiday gift for 2000.
Curatorial Remarks:
What appears to be selective wiping is actually caused by markings in the plate.

The paper type and sheet dimensions could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from the editioned impression in MoMA's Collection.
Other Remarks:
According to Jerry Gorovoy, the artist's assistant, Bourgeois found it very reassuring to declare her affection for her loved ones, and to receive their love in return. In addition to the prints and drawings that demonstrate this, the three untitled 1989 sculptures (seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums) also explore this idea, and show a rare use of text in the artist's sculpture. She also wrote such phrases on surfaces throughout her home. See Related Works in the Other Mediums for images from the artist's home.
Public Collection:
Tate Modern, London

We Love You
2000

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. We Love You. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of V
2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. We Love You. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of V, variant
2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. We Love You. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of V, variant
2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. We Love You. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of V, variant
2000
Louise Bourgeois. We Love You. 2000
State III of V, variant
2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. We Love You. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State III of V, variant
2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. We Love You. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of V, variant
2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. We Love You. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of V, variant
2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. We Love You. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of V, variant
2000
Published Louise Bourgeois. We Love You. 2000
State V of V
2000
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. We Love You. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of V
2000