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Cat. No. 832 (text, pp. 6-7)

Differentiate, text, pages 6 and 7 of 26

Date:
2007
Illustrated Book:
Differentiate (View All)
Description:
Pencil
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
page (each): 59 1/8 × 19 13/16" (150.1 × 50.4 cm)
Signature:
"LB" left lower sheet verso of cover, stitched in black thread.
Inscription:
"Differentiate / the / advantage / of / attacking / or / withdrawing" center left page, pencil, artist's hand; "Differentiate / the / forbidden / and / the / hidden" center right page, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Edition:
Unique
Pagination:
Pages 6 and 7 of 26.
Background:
Benjamin Shiff, the director of the Osiris imprint, collaborated with Bourgeois in a highly experimental phase of printmaking that occupied the last years of her life, from 2005 to 2010. He first established a working relationship with the artist in the 1990s, but the late period is particularly noteworthy for the innovative and complex large-scale projects that evolved at that time. Shiff made use of professional workshops for printing, but he oversaw the creation of the printing plates as Bourgeois worked on them in her home studio. He also provided assistance as she added extensive hand additions and texts, and as she combined individual compositions into multi-panel works and illustrated books.
Curatorial Remarks:
The pagination of this illustrated book was determined by the Louise Bourgeois Studio and the publisher.

The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.

Differentiate, text, pages 6 and 7 of 26
2007

Text

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate, text, pages 6 and 7 of 26. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2007

Illustrated Book
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Differentiate. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Differentiate
2007
More About This Work

Louise Bourgeois,

Differentiate,

New York, Osiris, 2007

Bourgeois's entire text for this volume appears on the pages cited below.

Page 3:

Differentiate

Pages 6-7:

Differentiate the advantage of attacking or withdrawing

Differentiate the forbidden and the hidden

Page 10:

The Tightening Agony withstanding anything today to insure the future hanging in there

Pages 12-13:

Murder or suicide

Sadist or masochist

Pages 16-17:

The ransom of a secret

The talker who is secretive

Page 19:

Le droit or le devoir

Page 20:

I want to be loved for myself. Incognito

Page 23:

I am defined by what is not. I am not white I am not black neither red nor blue nor green nor yellow neither grape nor pear I am a mirror I am there I am there I am not there You want to know I am only your image

Page 25:

a book by Louise Bourgeois!!