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Cat. No. 581/III

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

State/Variant:
State III of III
Date:
2003
Portfolio:
La Réparation (View All)
Alternate Title:
Self Portrait: La Nausée
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Nausea"; "The Reparation"
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Slightly textured, wove, Hahnemühle paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 x 8" (25.4 x 20.3 cm); sheet: 17 x 15" (43.2 x 38.1 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois 2003" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
35; plus 7 A.P., 5 P.P., 2 H.C., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
"a.p. 6/7" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state III, in drypoint: hair further 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.
Installation Remarks:
The prints in this portfolio can be shown as a group or individually. There is no required sequence.
Other Remarks:
According to Jerry Gorovoy, the artist's assistant, this composition refers to sensation of being sea sick.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
543.2005.1
This Work in Other Collections:
Tate Modern, London (state III)

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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