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Cat. No. 56/III

Breakfast in My Stomach

State/Variant:
State III of III
Date:
2000
Themes:
Body Parts, Fabric Works, Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Engraving
Description:
Engraving, with selective wiping
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 11 x 8 1/2" (27.9 x 21.6 cm); sheet: 14 1/4 x 13 1/2" (36.2 x 34.3 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
5
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
There is 1 known variant impression of state III, outside the edition.

One example in the fabric edition does not have the signature "LB" stitched in red thread, instead, "LB" is inscribed in red ink.

There are vaiations in the fabrics used in this edition, including staining and scorching, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II by burnishing: chair, and gray area surrounding it, removed.
Changes from state II in engraving: chair reconfigured.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "My breakfast refuses to go down and is sitting on my stomach."

Breakfast in My Stomach
2000

Source
2000

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Breakfast in My Stomach. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Breakfast in My Stomach
Ink and pencil on pink graph paper
2000

States

Louise Bourgeois. Breakfast in My Stomach. 2000
State I of III
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Breakfast in My Stomach. 2000
State I of III, variant
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Breakfast in My Stomach. 2000
State II of III
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Breakfast in My Stomach. 2000
State III of III, variant
2000
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Breakfast in My Stomach. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State III of III
2000