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Cat. No. 1241

Hommage à Miro (#1)

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2008
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "Homage to Miro (#1)"
Themes:
Abstraction, Music
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching, with watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, and pencil additions
Support:
Music paper; staves drawn in pencil
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 1/8 × 13" (23.2 × 33 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
3 known impressions of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The hand additions on this composition vary from impression to impression; the titles vary by number. For comparison, see the other examples in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.

The plate for this composition was also used in combination with the plate for "Hommage à Miro (#4)" to create "Hommage à Miro (#3)" and "Hommage à Miro (#5)" (a second composition with this title); see all three in Related Works in the Catalogue below.
Background:
Bourgeois befriended artist Joan Miró in 1947 through her participation at Atelier 17, the communal print workshop founded by Stanley William Hayter, and transferred from Paris to New York during the war years.
Curatorial Remarks:
The color of the hand additions, plate size, and paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.

Hommage à Miro (#1), (#2), and (#5)
2008

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hommage à Miro (#1). 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hommage à Miro (#1)
Only state
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hommage à Miro (#2). 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hommage à Miro (#2)
Only state
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hommage à Miro (#5). 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hommage à Miro (#5)
Only state
2008