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Cat. No. 589

Fabrication I

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
1989-1994
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Lithography
Description:
Lithograph, with collage, and white and red gouache additions
Support:
Smooth, wove Fabriano paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 x 8 1/2" (28 x 21.6 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right sheet, pencil.
Publisher:
SOLO Impression, New York
Printer:
SOLO Impression, New York
Edition:
40; plus 12 A.P., 4 P.P., 4 T.P., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
"A.P. 11" lower right composition, pencil, unknown hand.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
This composition involved 2 lithography matrices.

Matrix 1: blue background.

Matrix 2: white concentric circles.
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 "Fabrication I," but it was not used. Other possible multiples were also considered by Bourgeois (see "Appointment at 11:00 am" and "The Age of Condom Come" in Related Works in the Catalogue below). Ultimately "Reparation" was issued in conjunction with "Parkett 27" in March 1991.
Curatorial Remarks:
The collaged element in this composition is the oblong pink shape in the center. Judith Solodkin, of SOLO Impression, New York, remembers that the paper was painted with pink gouache on both sides before it was cut and inserted into slits in the blue paper. The pink shape is meant to protrude slightly from the surface of the blue paper.

Although the title suggests more than one composition entitled "Fabrication," this is the only one.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist and SOLO Impression
MoMA Accession Number:
32.1995
This Work in Other Collections:
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska

Fabrication I
1989-1994

Source
1989

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Fabrication I. 1989
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Fabrication I
Watercolor and paper collage on paper
1989

States

Published Louise Bourgeois. Fabrication I. 1989-1994
Only state
1989-1994