"Les Oiseaux" was published as 3 unique variants, each with varying hand additions. The inking of the plate also varies from impression to impression. For comparison, see the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
By examining the cancellation proof, it was determined that the word "Rouges" was etched in the lower center composition under "oiseaux." In this impression, the word was not inked at all.
"Les Oiseaux Rouges" is the title of a film by Brigitte Cornand, a French filmmaker who worked closely with Bourgeois in the last years of her life.
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