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Cat. No. 251.2/III, in 250C

Untitled (Hills), in Les Arbres (3), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6)

State/Variant:
Version 2 of 2, state III of III
Date:
2004
Portfolio:
Les Arbres (3) (View All)
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Trees"
Themes:
Nature
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red watercolor and blue watercolor additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 6 5/8 x 8 7/8" (16.8 x 22.5 cm); sheet: 8 5/8 x 10 3/4" (21.9 x 27.3 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, pencil.
"Louise Bourgeois / 2004" lower middle colophon, pencil.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
6 known impressions of version 2, state III
Impression:
"3/6" lower center colophon, pencil, artist's hand.
Edition Information:
There is 1 known variant impression of version 2, state III, outside the editioned series of portfolios, "Les Arbres" (1-6). There are 5 impressions of version 2, state III, in the edition.

Bourgeois published version 1, state II of this composition as a holiday gift for a circle of friends in winter 2003. Bourgeois continued to work with the composition into 2004, publishing version 2 in the "Les Arbres" (1-6) portfolios.

The editioned series of portfolios, "Les Arbres" (1-6), is not a traditional edition in that each portfolio is unique. Varying compositions, hand additions, and sheet sizes occur throughout the portfolios. Portfolio (1) includes 10 compositions, while Portfolios (2-6) each contain 8 compositions.

Included in all 6 portfolios are 5 specific drypoint compositions that appear in the same order. However, the states of these compositions, and their hand additions, vary.

Portfolio (1) is different from all the others in the series, not only because it includes 10 compositions, but also because 5 of the 10 compositions are drawings. The drypoints are the same 5 compositions noted above as being in every portfolio; the drawings are new compositions entirely.

Portfolios (2-6) each contain 3 drypoint compositions on fabric, in addition to the 5 drypoint compositions noted above. The drypoint compositions on fabric vary from portfolio to portfolio.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1: composition rendered on a new plate, in drypoint; image enlarged; trees removed; hills added.
Changes from version 2, state II in drypoint: three trees added; two trees reinforced.
Curatorial Remarks:
Compositions on paper are set into the portfolio pages with Gampi paper mounting corners, as can be seen here. Compositions on fabric are sewn to the pages of the bound "Les Arbres" portfolios.
Public Collection:
Tate Modern, London

Untitled (Hills), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6)
2003-2004

First Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Hills). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state I of II
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Hills). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state II of II, variant
2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Hills). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state II of II
2003

Second Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Hills), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state I of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Hills), in Les Arbres (5), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state II of III
2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Hills), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of III, variant
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Hills), in Les Arbres (1), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Hills), in Les Arbres (2), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Hills), in Les Arbres (3), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Hills), in Les Arbres (4), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Hills), in Les Arbres (6), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of III
2004

Series
2004

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Les Arbres (1-6)
2004
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