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Cat. No. 601/III, variant 2

Laisse Tomber

State/Variant:
State III of V, variant
Date:
2002
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "Forget It"
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Drypoint, Engraving
Description:
Drypoint and engraving, with red ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 8 7/16 x 10 13/16" (21.5 x 27.5 cm); sheet: 10 1/2 x 13 1/16" (26.7 x 33.2 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, red ink.
Inscription:
Verso: "BURIN no. 4" lower left sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known variant impressions of state III
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
The progression of this composition, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 2 plates.

Plate 1: overall composition and shading; printed in black or red.

Plate 2: additional shading in drypoint; printed in red.

State Changes:
Plate orientation rotated with arrows moving from lower left to upper right composition.
Plate 1 printed in red.
Changes from state II, in engraving: light shading added to several areas of zigzag form.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1552.2008

Laisse Tomber
2001-2005

Source
2001

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Laisse Tomber. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Laisse Tomber
Ink and pencil on paper
2001

States

Louise Bourgeois. Laisse Tomber. 2001
State I of V
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Laisse Tomber. 2001
State II of V
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Laisse Tomber. 2001-2002
State III of V, variant
2001-2002
Louise Bourgeois. Laisse Tomber. 2002
State III of V, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Laisse Tomber. 2002-2005
State IV of V, variant
2002-2005
Louise Bourgeois. Laisse Tomber. 2002-2005
State IV of V, variant
2002-2005
Louise Bourgeois. Laisse Tomber. 2005
State V of V
2005