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Cat. No. 406/IV

The Ladders

State/Variant:
State IV of VII
Date:
2002
Themes:
Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Smooth, wover paper
Dimensions:
plate: 11 7/8 x 9 15/16" (30.2 x 25.3 cm); sheet: 16 x 13" (40.6 x 33 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower middle margin, pencil
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
4 known impressions of state IV
Impression:
"wp" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state VII.

Of the 4 known impressions of state IV, 1 is not illustrated, due to its similarity to the impression seen here. That impression is in MoMA's Collection (Accession Number 1597.2008).
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state III in drypoint: figure at lower right further delineated.
Artist’s Remarks:
The impression of state IV not illustrated here (MoMA Accession Number 1597.2008) is inscribed on the verso: "ladders of success./ many different kinds-" lower left sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1524.2012
This Work in Other Collections:
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Ladders
2002-2006

Source
2002

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Ladders. 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Ladders
Ink, pencil and correction fluid on paper
2002

States

Louise Bourgeois. The Ladders. 2002
State I of VII
2002
Louise Bourgeois. The Ladders. 2002
State II of VII
2002
Louise Bourgeois. The Ladders. 2002
State III of VII
2002
Louise Bourgeois. The Ladders. 2002
State IV of VII
2002
Louise Bourgeois. The Ladders. 2003
State IV of VII, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Ladders. 2002
State IV of VII, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. The Ladders. 2003
State V of VII
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Ladders. 2006
State VI of VII
2006
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Ladders. 2006
State VII of VII
2006