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Cat. No. 514, variant

Le Père en Balade avec les Trois Fils

State/Variant:
Only state, variant
Date:
2000
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "Father Out for a Walk with Three Sons"
Themes:
Abstraction, Motherhood & Family, Objects
Techniques:
Engraving
Description:
Engraving, with red ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 8 15/16 x 11 7/8" (22.7 x 30.2 cm); sheet: 13 x 16" (33 x 40.6 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, red ink.
Inscription:
Verso: "347 W 20th / Louise / Paolo / Jean Louis / futility? The futility of Sisyphus? (J-L's interpretation / not [underlined] Louise's) / "No," says Louise. Significance (futility's / opposite). /
Louise: The drawing is "nothing to / laugh about (my God)." It is intended / completely seriously. (Jean-Louis's humerous / interpretation is his alone). /
Louise interested in the fact that this / drawing, as "abstract," elicited far more discussion/ than of Louise's other drawing she's working on- / mother and child sharing umbilical cord (as in "I Redo") / far more narrative / anecdotal." center sheet, pencil, unknown hand,
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known impressions of only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition.
Background:
An inscription on the verso of this impression indicates that the engraving of the plate was done by Sarah V. According to Felix Harlan of Harlan & Weaver print workshop, Bourgeois initially worked with printer Sarah V. on several projects which were then printed at Harlan & Weaver.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscription on the verso of the source drawing: "Le Pere en ballade avec les trois fils / May 21, 1998 / May 98."
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
979.2008

Le Père en Balade avec les Trois Fils
2000-2001

Source
1998

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Le Père en Balade avec les Trois Fils. 1998
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Le Père en Balade avec les Trois Fils
Ink and pencil on paper
1998

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Le Père en Balade avec les Trois Fils. c. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
c. 2001
Louise Bourgeois. Le Père en Balade avec les Trois Fils. 2000
Only state, variant
2000