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Cat. No. 413.1/V, variant 1

Horseshoe

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 2, state V of V, variant
Date:
2002
Themes:
Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint, Engraving
Description:
Engraving and drypoint
Support:
Slightly textured, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 8 7/16 x 10 7/8" (21.4 x 27.7 cm); sheet: 12 5/16 x 15 7/8" (31.2 x 40.4 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
5 known variant impressions of version 1, state V
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of version 2, state II.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1, state IV, by burnishing: drypoint shading in small horseshoe partially removed.
Changes from version 1, state IV, in engraving: hatch marks added to small horseshoe; additional hatch marks added to large horseshoe.
Background:
Bourgeois created prints as holiday gifts for a circle of friends. The editioned version of "Horseshoe" (version 2, state II) was the holiday gift for 2002. She signed the additional impressions (A.P., P.P., B.A.T.) in 2003, along with one outside the edition inscribed, "MoMA proof."
Curatorial Remarks:
To create the editioned version of "Horseshoe" (version 2, state II), Bourgeois began with a composition of two horseshoes, one large and one small. She developed the image through a series of state changes, and changes in orientation, before cutting the plate in two and separating the horseshoes. She then transferred the image of the large horseshoe to a new plate, from which the edition was printed.

The orientation of each composition is based on the signature or the printer notations on the verso. When neither is present, the orientation has been designated for cataloguing purposes.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1482.2012

Horseshoe
2002-2003

Source
2002

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Horseshoe
Ink on paper
2002

First Version

Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
Version 1 of 2, state I of V
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
Version 1 of 2, state II of V
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
Version 1 of 2, state III of V
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
Version 1 of 2, state IV of V
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
Version 1 of 2, state V of V, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
Version 1 of 2, state V of V, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
Version 1 of 2, state V of V, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
Version 1 of 2, state V of V, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
Version 1 of 2, state V of V, variant
2002

Second Version

Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
Version 2 of 2, state I of II, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
Version 2 of 2, state I of II, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2002
Version 2 of 2, state II of II, variant
2002
Published Louise Bourgeois. Horseshoe. 2003
Version 2 of 2, state II of II
2003