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Cat. No. 664/A/I

The Papillon, the Ray of Hope, no. 6 of 9, component A, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem?

State/Variant:
Component A: state I of II
Date:
1999
Themes:
Abstraction, Music
Techniques:
Lithography, Relief
Description:
Letterpress and lithograph
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
composition: 11 5/8 x 17 1/8" (29.5 x 43.5 cm); sheet: 12 5/16 x 17 1/8" (31.2 x 43.5 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower composition, printed.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
SOLO Impression, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state II.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices, component A:
Plate 1: overall composition; letterpress, printed in dark red.
Plate 2: music staves; lithography, printed in gray.
Plate 3: thicker lines reinforcing vertical columns; lithography, printed in light red.
Background:
The text in this series was taken from Bourgeois's diary entries, spanning some forty years. The images are based on drawings created in the 1990s. Printer Judith Solodkin of SOLO Impression made photo-enlargements of the drawings and transferred them to letterpress plates.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1415.2008
This Work in Other Collections:
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Switzerland
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Tate Modern, London

The Papillon, the Ray of Hope, no. 6 of 9, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem?
1999

Source
1997

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Change the Direction of the Music Staff. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Change the Direction of the Music Staff
Ink on paper
1997

Component A

Louise Bourgeois. The Papillon, the Ray of Hope, no. 6 of 9, component A, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
Component A: state I of II
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Papillon, the Ray of Hope, no. 6 of 9, component A, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
Component A: state II of II
1999

Component B

Published Louise Bourgeois. The Papillon, the Ray of Hope, no. 6 of 9, component B, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
Component B: only state
1999

Diptych

Published Louise Bourgeois. The Papillon, the Ray of Hope, no. 6 of 9, component A, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
Component A: state II of II; component B: only state
1999

Series
1999

Louise Bourgeois. What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
What Is the Shape of This Problem?
1999
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