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Cat. No. 625

Untitled, no. 5 of 12, from the series, Spirals

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2005
Series:
Spirals (View All)
Themes:
Abstraction, Spirals
Techniques:
Relief
Description:
Woodcut
Support:
Smooth, thin, handmade Echizen Shikibu Gampi paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 x 16 5/8" (35.5 x 42.2 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right sheet, pencil.
Inscription:
"5" left lower sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
The artist
Printer:
Watanabe Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Edition:
15; plus 1 A.P.
Impression:
A.P. 1/1
Edition Information:
The Louise Bourgeois Studio has noted that Impression numbers, and numbers indicating sequence, are inscribed on the verso of each sheet; in addition, sheet no. 12 is signed on the verso: “Louise Bourgeois.” MoMA’s set has different numbering and signatures: the sequence numbers are inscribed, in the artist’s hand, on the recto of each sheet, and an “LB” signature is also on the recto of each sheet; Impression numbers do not appear on the recto or verso of any sheet.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
Block 1: background (uncarved woodblock)

Block 2: spiral
Background:
The source drawings for no. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12 in this series come from the 2005 drawings series, “Je t’aime,” which has 60 double-sided drawings in all. The other five compositions in the “Spirals” series are independent of “Je t’aime.”
Installation Remarks:
This composition is one of 12 that constitute a single work of art. All of these compositions are to be exhibited together and in the indicated sequence.
Curatorial Remarks:
Images of nos. 2 and 8 from this series were made into teacup and saucer merchandise items, and no. 10 was made into a T-shirt merchandise item.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
719.2006.5
This Work in Other Collections:
Tate Modern, London and National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh. Lent by the Artist Rooms Foundation.

Untitled, no. 5 of 12, from the series, Spirals
2005

Source
2005

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Unique fabric collage
2005

States

Published Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 5 of 12, from the series, Spirals. 2005
Only state
2005

Series
2005