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Cat. No. 1317

Rayons du Soleil

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2008
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "Sunbeams"
Themes:
Abstraction, Nature
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching, with blue gouache additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 1/4 × 9 1/8" (26 × 23.2 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"rayons du soleil" lower middle margin, blue pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
7 known impressions of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The hand additions on this composition vary from impression to impression. The impressions are presented as single compositions, in a diptych, and in a triptych. The titles vary slightly, except for the diptych, which has a different title.

The works are listed here, and all but the diptych are seen in the Evolving Composition below; the diptych is seen in Related Works in the Catalogue.

“Rayons du Soleil (I Do)”: 2 impressions
“Rayons du Soleil”: 1 impression
“Rayons du Soleil ”: triptych of 3 impressions
“The Pollination”: diptych of 1 impression of this composition and 1 impression of a second composition
Curatorial Remarks:
The plate size and paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.

The publisher Osiris groups this composition with 22 other compositions under the title "23 Small Works on Paper." Each of the works can be displayed individually. The full set is as follows:
"Le Feu dans la Grille"
"Les Inondations"
"Mouillés le Soir"
"La Peur de l'Eau"
"Le Soir"
"Les Tangos de l'Après Guerre"
"Tourbillon"
"Les Fleurs à Deauville"
"Le Jardin du Luxembourg"
"Memories Qui Renaissent"
"Rivière (#4)"
"Rue de Lille"
"Son Bruit Réverbéré Contre la Montagne"
"D'Eau"
"Fountain (#1)"
"Hommage à Miro"
"Je Cherche Après Titine"
"Les Meules"
"Les Mimosas d'Abord"
"Napoleon en Égypte"
"Rayons du Soleil"
"Rivière (#6)"
"Ton Coeur Ton Coeur"

Rayons Du Soleil
2008

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Rayons du Soleil. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Rayons du Soleil
Only state
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Rayons du Soleil. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Rayons du Soleil
Only state
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Rayons du Soleil (I Do). 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Rayons du Soleil (I Do)
Only state
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Rayons du Soleil (Yes I Do). 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Rayons du Soleil (Yes I Do)
Only state
2008