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Cat. No. 1299

Les Mimosas d'Abord

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2008
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The First Mimosas"
Themes:
Nature
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Soft ground etching, with watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 13 3/8 × 6 5/8" (34 × 16.8 cm)
Signature:
"Louise / Bourgeois" right lower margin/comp., pencil.
Inscription:
"les/ mimosas/ d'abord" lower right margin/comp., pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
5 known impressions of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The hand additions on this composition vary from impression to impression. The titles of 3 impressions include the words, “Les Mimosas”; the other titles are “Nature Study” and “Les Voyages sur la Rue.” See all examples in the Evolving Composition Diagram.
Curatorial Remarks:
The color of the hand additions, 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"

Les Mimosas; Nature Study; Les Mimosas d'Abord; Les Voyages Sur la Rue
2007-2008

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Mimosas. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Les Mimosas
Only state
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Nature Study. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Nature Study
Only state
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Mimosas. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Les Mimosas
Only state
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Mimosas d'Abord. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Les Mimosas d'Abord
Only state
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Voyages Sur la Rue. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Les Voyages Sur la Rue
Only state
2008