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Cat. No. 482

The Woven Child, cover

Date:
2003
Portfolio:
The Woven Child (View All)
Themes:
Fabric Works, Motherhood & Family, Words
Techniques:
Lithography
Description:
Lithograph
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
cover: 11 1/4 x 9 x 2" (28.6 x 22.9 x 5.1 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower front of cover, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
SOLO Impression, New York
Edition:
Unique
Background:
The title of this portfolio comes from Bourgeois's voluminous writings—in her diaries, on loose sheets, or on the backs of drawings. The specific source and date are not known.

During the early 2000s, Bourgeois worked with SOLO Impression on the editioned version of "Ode à l'oubli," a book of fabric collages and two lithographed text pages. The phrases on those text pages came from her earlier writings. Inspired by that collaboration, Bourgeois created several other printed fabric works with lithographed texts or titles.
Installation Remarks:
The woven fabric compositions should be shown together, in the order indicated by the number on the back of each.
Curatorial Remarks:
The color and location of the signature and sheet number on the verso of each sheet within the portfolio is not documented because this work is not in MoMA's collection and could not be examined in person.

The Woven Child, cover
2002-2003

Versions

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Woven Child. 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Trial version, cover of "The Woven Child"
2002

Cover

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Woven Child, cover. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2003

Portfolio
2003

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Woven Child. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Woven Child
2003
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