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Cat. No. 59/III (fabric)

Madeleine

State/Variant:
State III of III
Date:
2000
Themes:
Fabric Works, Faces & Portraits, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with selective wiping
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 11 7/8 × 9 7/8" (30.2 × 25.1 cm); sheet: 16 × 14 5/8" (40.6 × 37.1 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
5 on fabric; plus an edition of 25 on paper with 7 A.P., 5 P.P., 2 H.C., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
There is 1 known variant impression of state III, outside the two editions.

There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II, in drypoint: further delineation of figure's upper head.
Curatorial Remarks:
Bourgeois alludes here to the episode in Marcel Proust's novel "À la recherche du temps perdu" (Remembrance of Things Past) in which the protagonist bites into a madeleine and is suddenly transported back in time, recalling the story of his life.

Publisher Harlan & Weaver groups the editioned state of this composition on paper with ten other drypoints of 1999, under the title, “11 Drypoints.” Each of the 11 compositions can be displayed individually. The full set is as follows:
“The Accident”
“The Angry Cat”
“Don’t Put Your Foot in Your Mouth”
“Fear”
“Feet (Socks)”
“Fences are Obsolete”
“Madeleine”
“Mosquito”
“Mother and Child”
“Please Hang in There”
“The Smell of the Feet”
Bibliography:
Malbert, Roger, and Juliet Mitchell. "Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints." London: Hayward, 2016. (Catalogue accompanying the touring exhibition "Louise Bourgeois Prints: Autobiographical Series and 11 Drypoints".)
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of The Easton Foundation
MoMA Accession Number:
566.2016

Madeleine
1999-2000

Source
1998

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 1998
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Madeleine
Ink, pencil, and correction fluid on paper
1998

Source
1999

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 1999
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Madeleine
Ink, pencil, and correction fluid on paper
1999

States

Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 1999
State I of III
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 1999
State II of III
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 1999
State III of III, variant
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 1999
State III of III
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 2000
State III of III
2000