This plate was issued in this illustrated book, and as 2 separate editions both titled "Femme Miroir."
About the illustrated book edition: Of the announced edition of 9 unbound and 12 bound, only 9 unbound examples were realized.
There are varying hand additions across the edition of illustrated books. Impression number 5/9 was also available for examination by MoMA cataloguers, but was not available for reproduction. In that example, plate 12 has selective wiping and red crayon additions.
About the edition of 7: This edition is made up of 2 single plates and 5 diptychs, all with varying hand additions. For comparison, see multiple impressions in the Evolving Composition Diagram below. Bourgeois and the publisher designated each impression in this edition as a study. (Usually in this catalogue, the term study describes photocopies and tracings that were used in the process of developing a composition.)
About the edition of 3: This edition is printed in black ink.
Page 14 of 17.
The text in "Hang On" is from notebooks and loose sheets written in the 1960s, combined with spontaneous phrases written at the time of publication.
The hand additions, paper type, and impression number could not be fully documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.
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