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Cat. No. 581/II, variant 2

La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation

State/Variant:
State II of III, variant
Date:
2003
Alternate Title:
Self Portrait: La Nausée
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Nausea"; "The Reparation"
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with selective wiping, and red ink additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 15/16 × 7 15/16" (25.3 × 20.2 cm); sheet: 17 1/4 × 15" (43.8 × 38.1 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois 2003" lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"to Susan and Rob Williams" lower middle margin, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known variant impressions of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state III.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, by burnishing: line in right foot removed.
Changes from state I, in drypoint: right foot reconfigured; face and hair altered.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "little boy blue, come and blow your / horn / come and the meadow / the cat is the meadow / the cow in the corn / Punch and Judy Dennis Adrian / Lou Pollack / Punch and Rhun a l'eglise / La retour d'age (fauve) menopause. / I took to it as a duck to water / je baille aux corneilles / Brigitte / grackles / Les animaux buichat / Aldo Rossi architect / What is the shape of the problem, question / of this melodie. / It had such a hold and such a beauty that I never / wanted to be separated again. Hold my bones / together (Larry / Rinder book) / a and b also Bob Spring / foundry." across sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Curatorial Remarks:
The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from an impression in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
Other Remarks:
According to Jerry Gorovoy, the artist's assistant, this composition refers to sensation of being sea sick.
Public Collection:
Tate Modern, London

La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation
2001-2003

Source
2001

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Self Portrait: La Nausée. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Self Portrait: La Nausée
Ink and pencil on paper
2001

States

Louise Bourgeois. La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State I of III, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State I of III, variant
2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of III, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State II of III, variant
2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of III, variant
2003
Published Louise Bourgeois. La Nausée, plate 1 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State III of III
2003

Portfolio
2003

Louise Bourgeois. La Réparation. 2003
La Réparation
2003
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