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Cat. No. 579/V

Acoustica

State/Variant:
State V of V
Date:
2000–2003
Themes:
Figures, Music
Techniques:
Drypoint, Engraving
Description:
Drypoint and engraving
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 1/16 x 7 3/8" (25.5 x 18.8 cm); sheet: 15 9/16 x 11 1/4" (39.5 x 28.5 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Inscription:
Verso: “Heureux qui come Ulyse a fait / un beau voyage. et comme ces [illeg.] / la conquis / la toison. / et [illeg.] plus / d'usage et Raison pour / vivre [illeg.] le reste de / son age . en gardant ses / moutons” center sheet, pencil, artist’s hand; “Ed Rusche / at Gagosian" lower right sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
Edition: 3 known impressions of state V
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state IV, by burnishing: previous areas of burnishing more fully removed.
Background:
The first inscription on the verso of this impression refers to the poem "Les Regrets" by the French Renaissance poet Joachin du Bellay (c. 1522–1560).
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the source drawing: "acousticca [sic] / dans le silence, she carries a tune / de la maison.” Verso: “Accoustica / She carries a tone / She holds the note”
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1448.2008

Acoustica
2000-2003

Source
c. 2000

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Acoustica. c. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Acoustica
Pencil on graph paper
c. 2000

States

Louise Bourgeois. Acoustica. 2000–2003
State I of V
2000–2003
Louise Bourgeois. Acoustica. 2000–2003
State II of V
2000–2003
Louise Bourgeois. Acoustica. 2000–2003
State III of V
2000–2003
Louise Bourgeois. Acoustica. 2000–2003
State IV of V
2000–2003
Louise Bourgeois. Acoustica. 2000–2003
State V of V
2000–2003
Louise Bourgeois. Acoustica. 2000–2003
State V of V, variant
2000–2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Acoustica. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of V, variant
2003