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Cat. No. 232, study

Untitled (study for Noah's Ark)

State/Variant:
Study
Date:
c. 2002
Themes:
Figures, Nature, Objects
Techniques:
Other
Description:
Blue carbon, white correction fluid, and blue crayon
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 1/2 x 11" (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Edition:
1 known study
Background:
The partially erased inscription ("Noam Chamsky / Chomskey") on the source drawing refers to Noam Chomsky (1928- ), an American linguist, philosopher, and cognitive scientist. According to the Louise Bourgeois Studio, the artist did not know Chomsky personally. Noah's ark may have been a word association with Noam.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the source drawing: "Leo / Noam Chamsky / Chomskey / New York Time: / Best Seller paper back / l'arch of Noah / arch of Noah" center right to upper center sheet (written horizontally, partially erased), pencil, artist's hand; "40 days and 40 nights, it Rains" upper left to upper center sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Other Remarks:
According to Felix Harlan, of Harlan & Weaver, carbon transfers based on the artist's preexisting imagery were sometimes used as aids when developing compositions.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
522.2010

Noah's Ark
2002-2003

Source
2002

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Noah's Ark. 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Noah's Ark
Ink and pencil on paper
2002

Studies

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (study for Noah's Ark). c. 2002
Study
c. 2002

States

Louise Bourgeois. Noah's Ark. c. 2002
State I of II
c. 2002
Louise Bourgeois. Noah's Ark. 2002
State II of II, variant
2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Noah's Ark. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of II, variant
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Noah's Ark. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of II, variant
2003