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Cat. No. 427.2, variant 5

The Night

State/Variant:
Version 2 of 2, variant
Date:
2001
Themes:
Nature, Objects
Techniques:
Lithography
Description:
Lithograph, with black ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
composition: 17 1/16 x 14" (43.3 x 35.6 cm); sheet: 25 3/16 x 20 1/16" (64 x 51 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
SOLO Impression, New York
Edition:
6 known variant impressions of version 2
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of version 2.
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.

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:
1116.2008

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