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Cat. No. 715

Untitled, no. 9 of 19, from the portfolio, Fugue

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2003
Portfolio:
Fugue (View All)
Themes:
Abstraction, Music
Techniques:
Lithography, Screenprint
Description:
Screenprint and lithograph
Support:
Smooth, wove Stonehenge paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 13/16 x 16" (30 x 40.7 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right sheet (each), pencil.
"Louise Bourgeois" lower center to right colophon, pencil.
Publisher:
Procuniar Workshop, New York
Printer:
Procuniar Workshop, New York
Edition:
9; plus 1 A.P.
Impression:
"4/9" left lower sheet verso, pencil, unknown hand.
"4/9" lower left colophon, pencil, artist's hand.
Background:
This portfolio project derives from the 2003 mixed media sketchbook, also titled “Fugue,” that Bourgeois made using a music paper notebook. Of the 19 prints in the portfolio, 18 relate directly to pages in the sketchbook, which has 44 drawings in all. (See Related Works in Other Mediums below.) One of the prints, no. 6, is independent of the sketchbook.

The sheets in the portfolio were printed in lithography to resemble music paper, a drawing surface that can be found in Bourgeois’s work as far back as the early 1940s. She returned to music paper in 1994–95, at the time of her "Insomnia Drawings" series, when she listened to music during the night as she drew. She used it frequently in the years that followed.
Installation Remarks:
This composition is one of 19 that constitute a single work of art. All of these compositions are to be exhibited together and in the indicated sequence.
Curatorial Remarks:
Bourgeois worked on this composition through more than one state but rejected those impressions.
Bibliography:
"Louise Bourgeois: Recent Projects." Milwaukee, WI: Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 2007.

Catalogue accompanying the exhibition "Louise Bourgeois: Recent Projects" held at the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, from July 26–September 30, 2007.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
707.2006.9
This Work in Other Collections:
Impression no. 5/9: Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

Untitled, no. 9 of 19, from the portfolio, Fugue
2003

Source
2003

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 12 of 44, from the sketchbook, Fugue. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 12 of 44, from the sketchbook,...
Mixed media sketchbook
2003

States

Published Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 9 of 19, from the portfolio, Fugue. 2003
Only state
2003

Portfolio
2003