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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
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Cat. No. 643, variant 4

Love from Louise

State/Variant:
Only state, variant
Date:
c. 2007
Themes:
Music, Words
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Music paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 15/16 × 12 7/8" (25.3 × 32.7 cm); sheet: 10 7/8 × 13 1/8" (27.6 × 33.3 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
4 known variant impressions of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition.
Curatorial Remarks:
Felix Harlan, of Harlan & Weaver, New York, remembers making test printings of distressed plates to determine if the plates were suitable for use. Two such test printings were used by the artist to develop the source drawings for this composition.

The composition was eventually executed on the same plate seen in the second source drawing. An additional test printing of this oval plate on smooth, wove paper, is in the MoMA Collection (Accession Number: 6.2009). It is not illustrated here because it does not have any hand additions.
Other Remarks:
According to Jerry Gorovoy, the artist's assistant, Bourgeois found it very reassuring to declare her affection for her loved ones, and to receive their love in return. In addition to the prints and drawings that demonstrate this, the three untitled 1989 sculptures (seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums) also explore this idea, and show a rare use of text in the artist's sculpture.

Love from Louise
c. 2007

Source
c. 2005

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. c. 2005
Untitled
Test printing of distressed plate, with blue ink additions
c. 2005

Source
c. 2005

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. c. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Test printing of distressed plate, with white gouache, charcoal, and blue ink additions
c. 2005

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Love from Louise. c. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state, variant
c. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Love from Louise. c. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state, variant
c. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Love from Louise. c. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state, variant
c. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Love from Louise. c. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state, variant
c. 2007