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Cat. No. 579/III

Acoustica

State/Variant:
State III of V
Date:
2000–2003
Themes:
Figures, Music
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with selective wiping, and with blue ink and pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 1/16 x 7 3/8" (25.5 x 18.8 cm); sheet: 15 1/2 x 11 3/16" (39.3 x 28.4 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Inscription:
Verso: "Acoustica" lower middle sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state III
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II, in drypoint: figure’s chest and head reconfigured; music form in figure’s hand further delineated; composition reinforced overall.
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:
953.2008

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