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Cat. No. 149.2

Pink Days

State/Variant:
Version 2 of 2, only state
Date:
2008
Themes:
Fabric Works, Music, Words
Description:
Digital print, with black thread additions
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
composition: 14 11/16 x 20 1/4" (37.3 x 51.5 cm); sheet: 18 x 22" (45.7 x 55.9 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, stitched in pink thread.
Publisher:
The artist
Printer:
Dyenamix, New York
Edition:
40; plus 6 A.P., 6 P.P., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
"36/40" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1: composition enlarged and printed on fabric.
Additions stitched in black thread: G-clef.
Background:
Bourgeois created prints as holiday gifts for a circle of friends. "Pink Days" was made in two versions, one a small screenprint on paper, and the other, a larger digital print on fabric, with both used as holiday gifts in 2008. The larger fabric version was made for Bourgeois's VIP list.
Curatorial Remarks:
The fabric is trimmed at the edges; Bourgeois's fabric works were more commonly hemmed.

Bourgeois's use of music paper as a support for drawings goes back to the early 1940s. Here, Dyenamix used digital printing to create the music paper background.
Other Remarks:
Raylene Marasco of Dyenamix noted that she produced samples of this composition in screenprint on fabric. Ultimately, Bourgeois chose digital printing for the edition.

According to Bourgeois's assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, "pink days" meant good days and happiness for the artist, and "blue days" meant bad days and depression.

MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
8.2009
This Work in Other Collections:
Brooklyn Museum, NY

Pink Days
2008

First Version

Published Louise Bourgeois. Pink Days. 2008
Version 1 of 2, only state
2008

Second Version

Published Louise Bourgeois. Pink Days. 2008
Version 2 of 2, only state
2008