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Cat. No. 246.1/VI

Twosome

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 3, state VI of VI
Date:
2005
Themes:
Music, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint, Etching
Description:
Drypoint and etching, with pink chine collé
Support:
Smooth, wove paper, with Shikibu gampi chine collé
Dimensions:
plate: 8 3/8 x 10 7/8" (21.3 x 27.6 cm); sheet: 15 x 17" (38.1 x 43.2 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois 2005" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
25; plus 7 A.P., 5 P.P., 2 H.C., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
"hc 1/2" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1, state V in etching: music staves printed on chine collé paper.
Changes from version 1, state V by burnishing: openings at base of back of left chair added.
Changes from version 1, state V in drypoint: knobs at bottom of arms of left chair added.
Curatorial Remarks:
Bourgeois experimented with this composition from 2002 to 2004, through versions 1, 2, and 3. In 2005, she went back to version 1 and finalized the edition of version 1, state VI, printed with chine collé.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
331.2009
This Work in Other Collections:
Tate Modern, London

Twosome
2002-2005

Source
2002

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Armchair. 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Armchair
Ink and pencil on paper
2002

Source
2002

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Duet (The Armchair as a Symbol of Friendlyness). 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Duet (The Armchair as a Symbol of...
Ink and pencil on paper
2002

First Version

Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2002
Version 1 of 3, state I of VI
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2002
Version 1 of 3, state II of VI
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2002
Version 1 of 3, state III of VI
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2002
Version 1 of 3, state IV of VI
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2002
Version 1 of 3, state V of VI, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2002
Version 1 of 3, state V of VI, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2002
Version 1 of 3, state V of VI, variant
2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 3, state V of VI, variant
2002
Published Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2005
Version 1 of 3, state VI of VI
2005

Second Version

Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2003
Version 2 of 3, state I of II
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2003
Version 2 of 3, state II of II
2003

Third Version

Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2003
Version 3 of 3, only state, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2003
Version 3 of 3, only state, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2003-2004
Version 3 of 3, only state, variant
2003-2004
Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2003-2004
Version 3 of 3, only state, variant
2003-2004
Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2003-2004
Version 3 of 3, only state, variant
2003-2004
Louise Bourgeois. Twosome. 2004
Version 3 of 3, only state, variant
2004