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Cat. No. 661/A, variant

The Spider Weaves a Web of Friendships, component A, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem?

State/Variant:
Component A: only state, variant
Date:
1999
Alternate Title:
Repairs in the Sky, no. 3 of 9, component A, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem?
Themes:
Abstraction, Spiders
Techniques:
Lithography, Relief
Description:
Letterpress and lithograph, with red ink, and red and blue crayon additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 x 17" (30.5 x 43.2 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower sheet, red ink.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
SOLO Impression, New York
Edition:
1 known variant impression of the only state, outside the edition.
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of the only state.
Background:
The text in this series was taken from Bourgeois's diary entries, spanning some forty years. The images are based on drawings created in the 1990s. Printer Judith Solodkin of SOLO Impression made photo-enlargements of the drawings and transferred them to letterpress plates.
Curatorial Remarks:
The type of paper could not be documented because this impression is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.
Public Collection:
Graphische Sammlung der ETH, Zürich; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tate Modern, London

Repairs in the Sky, no. 3 of 9, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem?
1999

Source
1997

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Night: The Spider Weaves a Web of Friendships. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Night: The Spider Weaves a Web of Friendships
Red ink and pencil on paper
1997

Component A

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Spider Weaves a Web of Friendships, component A, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Component A: only state, variant
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Repairs in the Sky, no. 3 of 9, component A, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
Component A: only state
1999

Component B

Published Louise Bourgeois. Repairs in the Sky, no. 3 of 9, component B, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
Component B: only state
1999

Diptych

Published Louise Bourgeois. Repairs in the Sky, no. 3 of 9, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
Components A and B: only state
1999

Series
1999

Louise Bourgeois. What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
What Is the Shape of This Problem?
1999
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