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Cat. No. 1062/III

The Son Is Father to the Man

State/Variant:
State III of III
Date:
2000
Themes:
Faces & Portraits, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Smooth, wove Hiromi Yugen paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 x 5 13/16" (17.8 x 14.7 cm); sheet: 15 1/16 x 11 15/16" (38.3 x 30.4 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois 2000" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
25; plus 7 A.P., 5 P.P., 1 T.P., 1 H.C., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
"a.p. 6/7" lower left margin, pencil, artist's hand.
Edition Information:
There are 3 known impressions of state III, outside the edition.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II, in drypoint: large eye shaded in.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "Does the father carry his son within himself? Does the son carry forever his father within himself?"
Curatorial Remarks:
The title of this composition is inspired by the poem "My Heart Leaps Up" by William Wordsworth.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
33.2002
This Work in Other Collections:
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (state III)

The Son Is Father to the Man
2000

Source
2000

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Son Is Father to the Man. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Son Is Father to the Man
Ink and pencil on paper
2000

States

Louise Bourgeois. The Son Is Father to the Man. 2000
State I of III
2000
Louise Bourgeois. The Son Is Father to the Man. 2000
State II of III
2000
Louise Bourgeois. The Son Is Father to the Man. 2000
State III of III
2000
Louise Bourgeois. The Son Is Father to the Man. 2000
State III of III, variant
2000
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Son Is Father to the Man. 2000
State III of III
2000