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Cat. No. 421.1/II

Saturday Morning

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 2, state II of III
Date:
2001
Themes:
Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red and blue ink, and pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove Hahnemühle paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 15/16 x 8 7/16" (27.8 x 21.5 cm); sheet: 15 3/8 x 11" (39 x 28 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, blue ink.
Inscription:
Verso: "Grace Glueck / married someone on / the new Republic / Paul Gardner" lower right sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of version 1, state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of version 2, state II.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1, state I, by burnishing: some details removed or altered.
Changes from version 1, state I, in drypoint: further shading and body parts added to some figures.
Background:
According to the Louise Bourgeois Studio, this image is based on Bourgeois's observation of people lining up on Saturday morning to receive packages of food from the rectory of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, located across the street from her home on West 20th Street. The artist also made a sculpture and a drypoint edition of the rectory building, both titled "The Rectory" and seen below as Related Works.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the verso of the study: "les plus malheureux que toi" upper center sheet, pencil, artist's hand; "coude ou elbow / is moving." center sheet, pencil, artist's hand; "Crutches / bequilles [sic] / les boiteuses" lower right sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Curatorial Remarks:
Grace Glueck and Paul Gardner are both American art critics and writers. Glueck wrote for The New York Times and served as the culture editor in the 1980s. Glueck and Gardner co-authored "Brooklyn: People and Places, Past and Present" in 1991. Gardner was a friend of Bourgeois and her husband, art historian Robert Goldwater. In 1994, Gardner published "Louise Bourgeois" a Universe Series on Women Artists book. Bourgeois was also featured in Gardner's 1996 documentary "Art City: Making It in Manhattan."
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1068.2008

Saturday Morning
2001-2009

Source
2001, reworked 2002

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001, reworked 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Red ink, pencil, and white correction fluid on paper
2001, reworked 2002

Studies

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Saturday Morning). 2001, reworked 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2001, reworked 2002

First Version

Louise Bourgeois. Saturday Morning. 2001
Version 1 of 2, state I of III
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Saturday Morning. 2001
Version 1 of 2, state II of III
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Saturday Morning. 2001
Version 1 of 2, state III of III
2001

Second Version

Louise Bourgeois. Saturday Morning. 2003-2009
Version 2 of 2, state I of II, variant
2003-2009
Louise Bourgeois. Saturday Morning. 2003-2009
Version 2 of 2, state I of II, variant
2003-2009
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Saturday Morning. 2003-2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state II of II
2003-2009