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Cat. No. 455.1/II, variant 2

Untitled

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 2, state II of II, variant
Date:
1993
Alternate Title:
Père et Enfant: Tender
Descriptive Title:
Man Standing Behind Tub
Themes:
Figures, Motherhood & Family, Objects
Techniques:
Engraving, Screenprint
Description:
Engraving and screenprint, with black ink, white gouache, and paper additions
Support:
Smooth, laid paper
Dimensions:
plate: 8 1/2 x 10 7/8" (21.6 x 27.7 cm); sheet: 18 9/16 x 25 1/8" (47.2 x 63.8 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known variant impressions of version 1, state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.

Matrices:
The progression of version 1 of this composition, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 2 matrices in 2 different techniques.

Matrix 1, in engraving: tub, figure on left.

Matrix 2, in screenprint: interior of tub, 2 figures in tub, figure on right.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1, state I, in screenprint: matrix 2 added.
Background:
This composition was considered for inclusion in the 1994 portfolio, "Autobiographical Series" but was ultimately excluded from publication.
Curatorial Remarks:
Felix Harlan, of the print workshop Harlan & Weaver, New York, remembers sometimes using the screenprinting technique to aid in the process of transferring a drawn composition onto a copper plate and developing the composition.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
645.2008

Untitled
1993-1994

Source
1944

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Père et Enfant: Tender. 1944
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Père et Enfant: Tender
Ink on paper
1944

First Version

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1993
Version 1 of 2, state I of II
1993
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1993
Version 1 of 2, state II of II, variant
1993
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1993
Version 1 of 2, state II of II, variant
1993

Second Version

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1993
Version 2 of 2, only state, variant
1993
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1993
Version 2 of 2, only state, variant
1993
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1993
Version 2 of 2, only state, variant
1993