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Cat. No. 687

The Waiting Hours

Date:
2009
Themes:
Body Parts, Fabric Works, Figures, Motherhood & Family, Nature, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Fabric collage, with 1 drypoint (with ink additions), and artificial flowers
Dimensions:
overall: 53 1/2 × 40" (135.9 × 101.6 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin of drypoint, stitched in brown thread; "LB" right lower margin of overall sheet, stitched in brown thread.
Publisher:
The artist
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
Unique
Edition Information:
Center: Untitled, 2009. Drypoint.
This is 1 of 2 known impressions of state II of II, and the only known impression of this state printed on fabric. This impression has black ink additions.

Of the 3 impressions of state I of II, all printed on fabric, 2 were incorporated in two other unique fabric collages, both titled "Self Portrait" and completed in 2009. See Related Works in the Catalogue below.

A very similar, though different, composition is incorporated in "The Long Night," 2009. See Related Works in the Catalogue below.
Background:
This fabric collage is one of eight unique fabric clock works Bourgeois made, all in 2009, which incorporate various compositions printed on fabric. The other seven are included in the Related Works in the Catalogue below.

According to the Louise Bourgeois Studio, "Self Portrait," 2009 is the first such work Bourgeois made (see the second work in Related Works in the Catalogue below).
Curatorial Remarks:
The drypoint incorporated in this fabric collage was printed on an individual fabric sheet and stitched onto the overall fabric sheet.

The drypoint and the overall fabric sheet have light staining or scorching as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.

The clock's numbers were digitally printed on fabric by Dyenamix, New York, and stitched onto the overall sheet.

This work is not in MoMA’s Collection and could not be catalogued in person.

The Waiting Hours
2009

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Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Waiting Hours. 2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2009