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Cat. No. 581/I, variant 2

La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation

State/Variant:
State I of III, variant
Date:
2001
Alternate Title:
Self Portrait: La Nausée
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Nausea"; "The Reparation"
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 13/16 x 7 15/16" (25 x 20.1 cm); sheet: 17 3/8 x 10 13/16" (44.2 x 27.5 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, red ink.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
3 known variant impressions of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state III.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "little boy blue, come and blow your / horn / come and the meadow / the cat is the meadow / the cow in the corn / Punch and Judy Dennis Adrian / Lou Pollack / Punch and Rhun a l'eglise / La retour d'age (fauve) menopause. / I took to it as a duck to water / je baille aux corneilles / Brigitte / grackles / Les animaux buichat / Aldo Rossi architect / What is the shape of the problem, question / of this melodie. / It had such a hold and such a beauty that I never / wanted to be separated again. Hold my bones / together (Larry / Rinder book) / a and b also Bob Spring / foundry." across sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Other Remarks:
According to Jerry Gorovoy, the artist's assistant, this composition refers to sensation of being sea sick.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1071.2008
This Work in Other Collections:
Tate Modern, London (state III)

La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation
2001-2003

Source
2001

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Self Portrait: La Nausée. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Self Portrait: La Nausée
Ink and pencil on paper
2001

States

Louise Bourgeois. La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State I of III, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State I of III, variant
2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of III, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State II of III, variant
2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of III, variant
2003
Published Louise Bourgeois. La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State III of III
2003

Portfolio
2003

Louise Bourgeois. La Réparation. 2003
La Réparation
2003
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