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Cat. No. 586

Cocoon, plate 6 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2003
Portfolio:
La Réparation (View All)
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Reparation"
Themes:
Animals & Insects, Nature, Spirals
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Slightly textured, wove Hahnemühle paper
Dimensions:
plate: 12 x 6" (30.5 x 15.2 cm); sheet: 17 x 15" (43.2 x 38.1 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.
Edition Information:
There is 1 known variant impression of the only state, outside the edition.
Artist’s Remarks:
"The skeins of wool are a friendly refuge, like a web or a cocoon. The caterpillar gets the silk from his mouth, builds his cocoon and when it is completed he dies. The cocoon has exhausted the animal. I am the cocoon. I have no ego. I am my work." (Quote cited in Meyer-Thoss, Christiane. "Louise Bourgeois: Designing for Freel Fall." Zurich: Ammann Verlag, 1992, p. 197.)
Installation Remarks:
The prints in this portfolio can be shown as a group or individually. There is no required sequence.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
543.2005.6
This Work in Other Collections:
Tate Modern, London

Cocoon, plate 6 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation
2002-2003

Source
2002

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Ink, correction fluid, and pencil on paper
2002

States

Louise Bourgeois. Cocoon, plate 6 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
Only state, variant
2002
Published Louise Bourgeois. Cocoon, plate 6 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
Only state
2003

Portfolio
2003

Louise Bourgeois. La Réparation. 2003
La Réparation
2003
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