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Cat. No. 439/II

Untitled, plate 10 of 14, from the portfolio, Autobiographical Series

State/Variant:
State II of III
Date:
1994
Alternate Title:
Mirror
Descriptive Title:
Woman in Bathtub
Themes:
Faces & Portraits, Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 11 x 8 9/16" (28 x 21.7 cm); sheet: 26 x 18 1/16" (66 x 45.8 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known impressions of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state III.

The additional known impression of this state is in MoMA's Collection (Accession Number: 601.1996). It is not illustrated, due to its similiarity to the impression seen here.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, in drypoint: mirror further delineated in upper right composition; surface of bath water further delineated in lower left and lower right composition; faucets further delineated.
Background:
Bourgeois was often inspired by the subjects of early drawings when creating works at much later dates. This 1994 portfolio is an example of a project based primarily on drawings from the 1940s and referring to her life in New York at that time. The exceptions are as follows: plate 1, based on a drawing from 1986 that references childbirth; plates 4 and 9, based on drawings from the 1940s but depicting memories of her childhood years in France; plate 11, most probably based on a drawing from the 1940s of a European hotel desk.
Curatorial Remarks:
Of the 14 plates in "Autobiographical Series," Bourgeois titled plates 6 and 12. The untitled plates have been assigned descriptive titles for cataloguing purposes.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
600.1996
This Work in Other Collections:
Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Museu da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba, Brazil
Tate Modern, London

Untitled, plate 10 of 14, from the portfolio, Autobiographical Series
1993-1994

Source
1944

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mirror. 1944
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Mirror
Pencil on paper
1944

States

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 10 of 14, from the portfolio, Autobiographical Series. 1993
State I of III
1993
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 10 of 14, from the portfolio, Autobiographical Series. 1994
State II of III
1994
Published Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 10 of 14, from the portfolio, Autobiographical Series. 1994
State III of III
1994

Portfolio
1994

Louise Bourgeois. Autobiographical Series. 1994
Autobiographical Series
1994
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