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Cat. No. 584/VII

M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation

State/Variant:
State VII of VII
Date:
2003
Portfolio:
La Réparation (View All)
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Reparation"
Themes:
Motherhood & Family, Spirals, Words
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Slightly textured, wove Hahnemühle paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 x 12" (25.4 x 30.5 cm); sheet: 15 x 17" (38.1 x 43.2 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois 2003" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
35; plus 7 A.P., 5 P.P., 2 H.C., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
"a.p. 6/7" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
The progression of this composition, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 2 plates.

Plate 1: letter M and spiral.

Plate 2: spiral, and in later states, letter M.

State Changes:
Plate 1 and plate 2 printed in red.
Changes from state VI, in drypoint, in plate 1 or 2: line added to curl of M in lower right composition.
Installation Remarks:
The prints in this portfolio can be shown as a group or individually. There is no required sequence.
Curatorial Remarks:
Plates 1 and 2 are both printed in red ink and have similar content, making it difficult to determine on which plate the state change occurred.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
543.2005.4
This Work in Other Collections:
Tate Modern, London (state VII)

M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation
2002-2003

Source
1998

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother. 1998
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION M Is for Mother
Ink and pencil on paper
1998

States

Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State I of VII
2002
Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State II of VII
2002
Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State III of of VII
2002
Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State IV of of VII
2002
Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State V of VII, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State V of VII, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State V of VII, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State V of VII, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002-2003
State VI of of VII, variant
2002-2003
Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State VI of VII, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State VI of VII, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State VI of VII, variant
2003
Published Louise Bourgeois. M Is for Mother, plate 4 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State VII of VII
2003

Portfolio
2003

Louise Bourgeois. La Réparation. 2003
La Réparation
2003
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