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Cat. No. 1139

I Love You

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2007
Themes:
Music, Words
Techniques:
Drypoint, Etching
Description:
Drypoint and soft ground etching, with chine collé
Support:
Smooth, wove, handmade Twinrocker paper, with gampi chine collé
Dimensions:
plate: 6 7/8 x 4 15/16" (17.5 x 12.5 cm); sheet: 12 x 9" (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
The artist
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
175; plus 25 A.P., 15 P.P., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
"2/175" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
This composition involved 2 matrices in 2 different techniques.

Matrix 1, in soft ground etching: music staves printed on chine collé paper.

Matrix 2, in drypoint: text.
Background:
Bourgeois created prints as holiday gifts for a circle of friends. This drypoint was the holiday gift in 2007.
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 artist wrote similar phrases on surfaces throughout her home. See Related Works in Other Mediums below for images from the artist's home.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1440.2007

I Love You
2007

Source
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. I Love You. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION I Love You
Ink and pencil on paper
2007

States

Published Louise Bourgeois. I Love You. 2007
Only state
2007