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Cat. No. 1129

Mind Your Own Business

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
1995
Descriptive Title:
Oval with Four Heads
Themes:
Abstraction, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Engraving, Etching
Description:
Etching and engraving, with blue ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 7/8 x 11 15/16" (25.1 x 30.3 cm); sheet: 11 1/8 × 17 11/16" (28.2 × 45 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, red ink.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
The artist
Edition:
1 known impression of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "Friendly Warning: / Titre mind your own business. / or else. I will trip you. whenever I can, / or no matter how long it takes. Reference to: the loving wife (the jealous wife) Bibi Lola de St. Malo. / La peur des plumes et du cri, enoncer proprement. / Reference to the stuffed effigies: du 27 juillet 1995 samedi [sketch of a shirt and skirt] pink lady }. / une effigie qui devient un fetish / De ne démunir de mes outils n’est difficile, outils ou matériaux. / J’ai eu le courage de sacrifier tout mon trousseau / de lamé de plume de crue et de fourrure à cause de leur courte durée / bouffer des mites / the purpose of a bag is to fit neatly into another bag [Along left side:] / There is a sudden and total change of mood from Happy to depressed / why, why, why, why, why.—no visible explanation."
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
641.1996

Mind Your Own Business
1995

Source
1995

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mind Your Own Business. 1995
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Mind Your Own Business
Ink on paper
1995

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Louise Bourgeois. Mind Your Own Business. 1995
Only state
1995