This is one of 10 unique variants that incorporate this plate, printed alone or in combination with other plates in multi-panel works. When the plate is printed alone, the work is included in the Evolving Composition Diagram. When it is printed with other plates, it is included in Related Works in the Catalogue.
Before settling on the 8 unique variants that use the "Up and Up" plate alone, Bourgeois first added hand additions to 7 impressions of the plate and called them "studies." (Usually in this catalogue, the term "study" describes photocopies and tracings that were used in the process of developing a composition.) She issued two studies as unique variant single panel works. She then combined 5 of these studies into one multi-panel unique variant titled "Up and Up."
She worked with this plate again to make 5 additional unique variants, separate from the initial 7 studies described above.
See Evolving Composition Diagram: "Up and Up" (study 1) "Up and Up" (study 2) "Up and Up!" (incorporates studies 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) "Each Thing Has Its Place" Untitled, plates 5 and 6 of 9, from the illustrated book, "Differentiate" Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, "Duration and Intensité” "Prelude to Faith" "Up and Up" diptych
See Related Works in the Catalogue: Untitled, no. 3 of 3, from the series, "Evening of My Life" Untitled, no. 4 of 4, from the series, "Inner Truths or Outer Truths"
About the "Up and Up” edition: Outside the edition of 9, there is 1 known variant impression. It has no hand additions and is signed and inscribed "premiere epreuve" in the artist’s hand. There are also 2 known cancellation proofs of this plate, each with a large "X" drawn across the composition from each corner of the plate.
Pages 14 and 15 of 26.
The pagination of this illustrated book was determined by the Louise Bourgeois Studio and the publisher.
The color of the hand additions and paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from the published impression in MoMA’s Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
Bourgeois's entire text for this volume appears on the pages cited below.
Differentiate the advantage of attacking or withdrawing
Differentiate the forbidden and the hidden
The Tightening Agony withstanding anything today to insure the future hanging in there
Murder or suicide
Sadist or masochist
The ransom of a secret
The talker who is secretive
Le droit or le devoir
I want to be loved for myself. Incognito
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
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