Proof before the editioning of state VI on paper and of state VII on fabric.
State Changes and Additions:
Additions in red ink: female figure's hair delineated, anticipating states II, III, and IV; her features, necklace and nipples delineated, all anticipating state II; male figure's features, nipples, Adam's apple and hair delineated, all anticipating state II; groundline delineated, anticipating state II. Additions in pencil: female figure's second leg delineated, anticipating state IV.
The artist told printer Felix Harlan that the figures in this series are playing an adult version of a French children's game, known as "faire des galipettes," meaning to do somersaults. In fact, the expression "faire des galipettes" is also slang for having sex, a punning reference that Bourgeois must have enjoyed.
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