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Cat. No. 427.2

The Night

State/Variant:
Version 2 of 2
Date:
2001
Themes:
Nature, Objects
Techniques:
Lithography
Description:
Lithograph
Support:
Smooth, wove BFK Rives paper
Dimensions:
composition: 17 x 14" (43.2 x 35.6 cm); sheet: 20 1/16 x 16 1/16" (51 x 40.8 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois 2001" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
SOLO Impression, New York
Printer:
SOLO Impression, New York
Edition:
50; plus 9 A.P., 4 P.P., 1 B.A.T., 1 T.P.
Impression:
"AP 2" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
Research indicates that there may be 10 A.P. impressions of this composition, rather than the 9 A.P. impressions cited in the Edition.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
The progression of this composition, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, included 11 different aluminum lithography plates. The combinations of plates (and the colors of ink) vary from one impression to another. The published impressions include only 7 runs.

Print State Changes:
Changes from version 1: matrix including flower imagery replaced with matrix including boot imagery, in lithography.
Addition via masking: moon.
Curatorial Remarks:
A blended inking on one run created the blue to yellow-blue gradation.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
38.2002

The Night
2001

Source
1994-95

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 220 of 220, from the series, The Insomnia Drawings. 1994-95
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 220 of 220, from the series...
Ink and pencil on paper
1994-95

First Version

Louise Bourgeois. The Night. 2001
Version 1 of 2
2001

Second Version

Louise Bourgeois. The Night. 2001
Version 2 of 2, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Night. 2001
Version 2 of 2, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Night. 2001
Version 2 of 2, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Night. 2001
Version 2 of 2, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Night. 2001
Version 2 of 2, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Night. 2001
Version 2 of 2, variant
2001
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Night. 2001
Version 2 of 2
2001