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Cat. No. 527/II (multiple)

The Age of Condom Come

State/Variant:
State II of II
Date:
1989
Themes:
Objects, Words
Techniques:
Other
Description:
Multiple of latex
Support:
Latex
Dimensions:
composition: 8 1/16 x 6 13/16" (20.5 x 17.3 cm); sheet: 9 7/16 x 7 11/16" (24 x 19.5 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right sheet, in latex.
Publisher:
unpublished
Edition:
15 known impressions of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.

While no edition was published, approximately 15 multiples were made. There are likely to be variations in the latex.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, in latex: words and artist's initials added.
Background:
"Parkett" magazine approached Bourgeois with the suggestion of featuring her, with the artist Robert Gober, in one of its issues. This project was to be part of a series in which artists were paired, each being represented by a selection of reproductions and articles, as well as by a multiple work, which would be reproduced in the pages of the magazine and also available in a signed and limited special edition. Bourgeois proposed "The Age of Condom Come," but it was not used. Other possible multiples were also considered by Bourgeois (see "Appointment at 11:00 am" and "Fabrication I" in Related Works in the Catalogue below). Ultimately "Reparation" was issued in conjunction with "Parkett 27" in March 1991.
Artist’s Remarks:
"This is an outrageous thing. It was the time of the scandals of the television evangelists... of the 'born-again' subject. This is an antiestablishment piece. It was rejected as a multiple for Parkett. I was hurt... I was sad to be refused... but I'm used to it." (Quote cited in Wye, Deborah and Carol Smith. "The Prints of Louise Bourgeois." New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994, p. 160.)
Curatorial Remarks:
This multiple was fabricated by the artist's assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, and the Modern Art Foundry in Long Island City, NY.
Former Cat. No.:
W & S 88
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
534.1993
This Work in Other Collections:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (states I and II)

The Age of Condom Come
1989

Source
1987

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Age of Condom Come. 1987
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Age of Condom Come
Ink on paper
1987

States

Louise Bourgeois. The Age of Condom Come. 1989
State I of II
1989
Louise Bourgeois. The Age of Condom Come. 1989
State II of II
1989