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Cat. No. 1308

Le Soir

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2006
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Evening"
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching, with watercolor, gouache, pencil, and colored pencil additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 1/8 × 8 7/8" (25.7 × 22.5 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, pencil. (Elements of letters reinforced.)
Inscription:
"LE SOIR" lower middle margin, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
2 known impressions of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The 2 known impressions of this composition have opposite orientations; also their titles differ. Both are seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
Curatorial Remarks:
The color of the hand additions, plate size, and paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.

The publisher Osiris groups this composition with 22 other compositions under the title "23 Small Works on Paper." Each of the works can be displayed individually. The full set is as follows:
"Le Feu dans la Grille"
"Les Inondations"
"Mouillés le Soir"
"La Peur de l'Eau"
"Le Soir"
"Les Tangos de l'Après Guerre"
"Tourbillon"
"Les Fleurs à Deauville"
"Le Jardin du Luxembourg"
"Memories Qui Renaissent"
"Rivière (#4)"
"Rue de Lille"
"Son Bruit Réverbéré Contre la Montagne"
"D'Eau"
"Fountain (#1)"
"Hommage à Miro"
"Je Cherche Après Titine"
"Les Meules"
"Les Mimosas d'Abord"
"Napoleon en Égypte"
"Rayons du Soleil"
"Rivière (#6)"
"Ton Coeur Ton Coeur"

Le Soir; Rue de Lille
2006-2007

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Le Soir. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Le Soir
Only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Rue de Lille. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Rue de Lille
Only state
2007