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Cat. No. 354/III, variant 1

Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature

State/Variant:
State III of V, variant
Date:
2000-2001
Themes:
Figures
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with black ink and pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 4 3/4 x 5 3/4" (12 x 14.6 cm); sheet: 9 1/16 x 9 13/16" (23 x 25 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, black ink.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
4 known variant impressions of state III
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state IV on paper and of state V on fabric.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II in drypoint: female figure's hair and shoes further delineated; male figure's hair and penis further delineated; various contour lines reinforced.
Additions in pencil: ground line delineated, anticipating state IV; male figure's nose delineated, anticipating state IV.
Additions in black ink: ground line delineated, anticipating state IV.
Background:
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.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1045.2008

Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature
2003-2006

States

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2000-2001
State I of V, variant
2000-2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2000-2001
State I of V, variant
2000-2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2000-2001
State II of V
2000-2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2000-2001
State III of V, variant
2000-2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2000-2001
State III of V, variant
2000-2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the series, The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State III, of V, variant
c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the series, The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State III of V, variant
c. 2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the series, The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
State IV of V, variant
c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the series, The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of V, variant
c. 2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
State IV of V, variant
c. 2003
Published Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2003
State IV of V
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. c. 2006
State V of V, variant
c. 2006
Published Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 5 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2006
State V of V
2006

Illustrated Book
2003

Louise Bourgeois. The Laws of Nature. 2003
The Laws of Nature
2003
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Illustrated Book
2006

Louise Bourgeois. The Laws of Nature. 2006
The Laws of Nature
2006
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Series
c. 2003

Louise Bourgeois. The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
The Laws of Nature
c. 2003
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2001-2003

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NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Laws of Nature
2001-2003
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Series
c. 2003

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Laws of Nature
c. 2003
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Series
c. 2003

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Laws of Nature
c. 2003
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