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Cat. No. 823, unique variant 5, in 832

Untitled, plates 5 and 6 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate

State/Variant:
Only state, unique variant
Date:
2007
Illustrated Book:
Differentiate (View All)
Alternate Title:
Up and Up
Themes:
Abstraction, Nature
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
panel (a): Soft ground etching, gouache, watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper
panel (b): Soft ground etching, with gouache and colored pencil on paper
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate (a and b) (each): 55 3/16 × 9 13/16" (140.2 × 25 cm); page (a and b) (each): 59 1/8 × 19 13/16" (150.1 × 50.4 cm)
Signature:
"LB" left lower sheet verso of cover, stitched in black thread.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
Unique
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
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.
Pagination:
Pages 14 and 15 of 26.
Curatorial Remarks:
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.

Up and Up
2006-2008

States

Published Louise Bourgeois. Up and Up. 2006
Up and Up
Only state
2006

Unique Variants

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Up and Up. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Up and Up
Only state, unique variant
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Up and Up. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Up and Up
Only state, unique variant
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Up and Up! 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Up and Up!
Only state, unique variant
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Each Thing Has Its Place. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Each Thing Has Its Place
Only state, unique variant
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plates 5 and 6 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, plates 5 and 6 of 9, from the illustrated book, Differentiate
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, Duration and Intensité. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, Duration and Intensité
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Prelude to Faith. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Prelude to Faith
Only state, unique variant
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Up and Up. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Up and Up
Only state, unique variant
2008

Illustrated Book
2007

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

Illustrated Book
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Duration and Intensité. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Duration and Intensité
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!!