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Cat. No. 53/I

Untitled (Spider and Snake)

State/Variant:
State I of IV
Date:
2000
Alternate Title:
Spider with Spiral
Themes:
Animals & Insects, Spiders, Spirals
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red ink additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 15/16 x 11 3/4" (25.3 x 29.9 cm); sheet: 11 1/8 x 15 1/4" (28.3 x 38.7 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state IV.
State Changes and Additions:
Additions in red ink: rear right leg extended, anticipating state II.
Background:
State IV of this composition was published as a benefit for the Beyeler Foundation, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "Patte Cassée / Broken leg. / Friendly Spider: The snake curled around one of its leg and sits there. Sept."
Curatorial Remarks:
The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from an impression in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

Untitled (Spider and Snake)
2000-2003

Source
1999

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Friendly Spider. 1999
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Friendly Spider
Ink and pencil on paper
1999

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Spider and Snake). 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of IV
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Spider and Snake). 2000
State II of IV, variant
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Spider and Snake). 2000-2003
State II of IV, variant
2000-2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Spider and Snake). 2003
State III of IV, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Spider and Snake). 2003
State III of IV, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Spider and Snake). 2003
State IV of IV, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Spider and Snake). 2003
State IV of IV, variant
2003
Published Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Spider and Snake). 2003
State IV of IV
2003