25 on paper; plus 7 A.P., 5 P.P., 3 H.C., 1 B.A.T., 1 T.P., and an edition of 10 on fabric
"ap 6/7" lower left margin, pencil, artist's hand.
There is 1 known variant impression of state VII, outside the two editions.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state VI in drypoint: woman and child's facial features further delineated; child's legs reshaped.
The imagery of this print relates to Bourgeois’s monumental sculptural installation for the inaugural exhibition in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2000. The installation consisted of “Maman,” a 30’ steel sculpture of a spider, and “I Do, I Undo, I Redo,” three steel towers ranging in height from 42' to 57'. Each tower contained a different sculpture of a mother and child inside a bell jar. The “Do Not Abandon Me” drypoint relates to the sculpture contained in the tower titled, “I Redo,” seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums.
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