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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

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Cat. No. 3

Jitterbug

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
1998
Alternate Title:
Jitterbugging Spiders
Themes:
Music, Spiders
Techniques:
Lithography
Description:
Lithograph
Support:
Smooth, wove Rives paper
Dimensions:
composition: 17 1/2 x 22 3/4" (44.5 x 57.8cm); sheet: 18 3/16 x 24 1/8" (46.2 x 61.2 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right comp., pencil.
Publisher:
Artists Space, New York
Printer:
SOLO Impression, New York
Edition:
50; plus 19 A.P., 4 P.P., 4 T.P., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
"AP2" left lower comp., pencil, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
There is 1 known unnumbered impression with the full signature "Louise Bourgeois" (versus "LB" as seen here) at the lower right of the composition. It is not known if that impression is among the P.P., T.P, or B.A.T. impressions listed in the edition.
Benefit Work:
For Artists Space, New York.
Background:
Artists Space is a non-profit alternative exhibition venue and center for discussion on contemporary art. It was founded in 1972 as a pilot project for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), to provide a setting in which visual artists not affiliated with commercial galleries could show their work. Bourgeois was a Board member from 1997 to 2010.
Curatorial Remarks:
Bourgeois's use of music paper as a support for drawings goes back to the early 1940s. Judith Solodkin, of SOLO Impression, used lithography to create archival music paper of a particular size for this edition.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
132.2000

Jitterbug
1998

Source
1997

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiders. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiders
Ink on music paper
1997

Studies

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Jitterbug. 1998
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
1998

States

Published Louise Bourgeois. Jitterbug. 1998
Only state
1998