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Cat. No. 421.2/I, variant 2

Saturday Morning

State/Variant:
Version 2 of 2, state I of II, variant
Date:
2003-2009
Themes:
Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with blue pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 5 1/2 x 9 15/16" (14 x 25.3 cm); sheet: 8 1/8 x 12" (20.6 x 30.5 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
3 known variant impressions of version 2, state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of version 2, state II.

The third known variant impression is not in MoMA's Collection and is not reproduced due to its similiarity to the impression seen here.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1: two rows of figures eliminated; one row of figures transferred to new plate, in drypoint.
Changes from version 1, in drypoint: long hair, necklace, breast, and high-heeled shoes added to female figure; hair added to two of male figures; toes articulated on three male figures.
Background:
According to the Louise Bourgeois Studio, this image is based on Bourgeois's observation of people lining up on Saturday morning to receive packages of food from the rectory of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, located across the street from her home on West 20th Street. The artist also made a sculpture and a drypoint edition of the rectory building, both titled "The Rectory" and seen below as Related Works.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the verso of the study: "les plus malheureux que toi" upper center sheet, pencil, artist's hand; "coude ou elbow / is moving." center sheet, pencil, artist's hand; "Crutches / bequilles [sic] / les boiteuses" lower right sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1463.2012

Saturday Morning
2001-2009

Source
2001, reworked 2002

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001, reworked 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Red ink, pencil, and white correction fluid on paper
2001, reworked 2002

Studies

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Saturday Morning). 2001, reworked 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2001, reworked 2002

First Version

Louise Bourgeois. Saturday Morning. 2001
Version 1 of 2, state I of III
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Saturday Morning. 2001
Version 1 of 2, state II of III
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Saturday Morning. 2001
Version 1 of 2, state III of III
2001

Second Version

Louise Bourgeois. Saturday Morning. 2003-2009
Version 2 of 2, state I of II, variant
2003-2009
Louise Bourgeois. Saturday Morning. 2003-2009
Version 2 of 2, state I of II, variant
2003-2009
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Saturday Morning. 2003-2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state II of II
2003-2009