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Cat. No. 511/III, variant 3

Untitled

State/Variant:
State III of III, variant
Date:
2001
Descriptive Title:
Singing in Unison; The Family
Themes:
Faces & Portraits, Motherhood & Family, Music, Nature
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red ink additions
Support:
Smooth music paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 9/16 x 8 1/8" (27.8 x 21.5 cm); sheet: 10 9/16 x 8 1/8" (26.8 x 20.7 cm) (dimensions reflect full plate size; this is a partial print)
Signature:
Not signed
Inscription:
Verso: "clef de sol / clef de fa / Singing in unisson / drawing dedicated to Jean Louis / et Alain" center to bottom sheet, red ink, unknown hand
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
4 known variant impressions 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, by burnishing: flower covering lower right boy’s face removed.
Background:
According to printer Felix Harlan of Harlan & Weaver, the floral motif in this composition was inspired by a very old piece of upholstery fabric that belonged to the artist.

The inscription on the verso of state I refers to Bourgeois's husband, Robert Goldwater, and her three sons, Michel, Jean-Louis, and Alain.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscription on the verso of state I: "father Robert. / Alain, Jean Louis, Michel." lower center sheet, pencil, artist's hand; "Sign en choeur. with [crossed out] using a tuning / fork / diapason tuning fork." bottom center to lower right, red ink, artist's hand.
Curatorial Remarks:
The plate was only partially printed for this impression, as the sheet was slighly smaller than the plate.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1098.2008

Untitled
2001

Studies

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Untitled). 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Untitled). 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Untitled). 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Untitled). 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Untitled). 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Your Future is Strewn with Flowers (Study for Untitled). 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2001

States

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
State I of III
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
State II of III
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
State III of III, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
State III of III, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
State III of III, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
State III of III, variant
2001