Blue carbon, white correction fluid, and blue crayon
Smooth, wove paper
sheet: 8 1/2 x 11" (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
1 known study
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.
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.
According to Felix Harlan, of Harlan & Weaver, carbon transfers based on the artist's preexisting imagery were sometimes used as aids when developing compositions.
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