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Cat. No. 771, unique variant 2, in 1152A

Untitled, no. 7, in Nothing to Remember (set 1), from the series of folio sets (1-6)

State/Variant:
Only state, unique variant
Date:
2004-2006
Series:
Nothing to Remember (set 1), from the series of folio sets (1-6) (View All)
Alternate Title:
Plate 2
Themes:
Abstraction, Music, Nature
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Soft ground etching, with ink, colored pencil, watercolor, and gouache additions (right page of two-page spread)
Support:
Music paper; staves drawn in pencil
Dimensions:
plate (2): 11 × 15 3/8" (27.9 × 39.1 cm) (dimensions reflect full plate size; this is a partial print); page (approx.): 11 × 14 7/8" (27.9 × 37.8 cm)
Signature:
“Louise Bourgeois” lower left colophon, red crayon.
Inscription:
"Set 1" upper left sheet, pencil, artist's hand; "6" lower right sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
Unique
Impression:
"Set #1" upper center cover of title page, pencil, artist's hand; "set 1 of 6 sets" colophon, red crayon, artist's hand; "Set 1" upper left cover of each folio, pencil, artist's hand.
Edition Information:
About the "Nothing to Remember" folio sets:
For documentation purposes, the term “folio” here refers to pages that have been sewn or glued together to form separate units of a folio set. (In the sets examined by MoMA, folios consisted of 4-12 pages.) Each folio set is comprised of 22 folios and is considered a single artwork. There are 6 folio sets in the “Nothing to Remember” series, each housed within a box. The series is considered a published edition, although each folio set within the series is unique in terms of its contents.

Across the folio set series, there are 37 different printed compositions, which for documentation purposes, have been numbered 1-37. Some of these printed compositions appear many times across the series and others appear only once. Every impression of each composition is illustrated, in order to show the varying orientations and unique hand additions. Most printed compositions have hand additions; occasionally printed compositions are only partially inked. Besides the printed compositions, each folio set contains drawn compositions, handwritten texts, and blank pages. The majority of the pages in each of the folio sets were prepared with a background of music staves drawn in pencil.

If a spread within a folio contains two different printed compositions next to each other, they have been catalogued as separate records. If a spread contains a printed composition paired with a drawing or text, the spread was kept together as a single catalogue record. If a spread contains only a drawing or text with no printed element, it was given a single catalogue record. Blank pages or pages with only music staves have no catalogue records.

The related work "To the Voyeur" (2005-2009) incorporates some of the same compositions from this series of folio sets, "Nothing to Remember." Since "To the Voyeur" came to light in the final days of producing, "Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books," it could not be fully integrated into the larger "Nothing to Remember" project. "To the Voyeur" can be seen in Related Works in the Catalogue.

In 2008, a trade edition of folio set no. 3 of 6 was published by Steidl Hauser & Wirth in a limited edition of 1,000.

About this unique variant:
This unique variant is one of 13 that incorporates one or more plates from “Look Up!” seen in the States row in the Evolving Composition Diagram below. The plates are numbered according to their positions from top to bottom. Here, the composition is made up of plate 2.

Unique variants of the “Look Up!” plates are also found in the series of installation sets, “La Rivière Gentille” (1-3). They are organized in rows in the Evolving Composition Diagram below according to their combination of plates.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
This composition is of plate 2 seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
Pagination:
To see all printed, drawn, and text compositions in folio set 1, in order, select “View All” under Series.

Each folio within set 1 is numbered 1-22 on the cover. Folio 1 is the title page and folio 22 is the colophon.
Background:
Benjamin Shiff, the director of the Osiris imprint, collaborated with Bourgeois in a highly experimental phase of printmaking that occupied the last years of her life, from 2005 to 2010. He first established a working relationship with the artist in the 1990s, but the late period is particularly noteworthy for the innovative and complex large-scale projects that evolved at that time. Shiff made use of professional workshops for printing, but he oversaw the creation of the printing plates as Bourgeois worked on them in her home studio. He also provided assistance as she added extensive hand additions and texts, and as she combined individual compositions into multi-panel works and illustrated books.
Installation Remarks:
This folio is one of 22 that constitute a single work of art. All of these folios are to be exhibited together, as an installation, in the sequence indicated on the cover of each folio.
Curatorial Remarks:
“Nothing to Remember” sets 5 and 6 were available for MoMA’s examination. Other sets were catalogued with digital images and documentation provided by the publisher.

Look Up!; La Rivière Gentille; No. 7 in Nothing to Remember (set 1)
2004-2010

Plates 1-7

Louise Bourgeois. Plate 1 of 7 from Look Up! 2005
Plate 1 of 7 from Look Up!
Only state
2005
Louise Bourgeois. Plate 2 of 7 from Look Up! 2005
Plate 2 of 7 from Look Up!
Only state
2005
Louise Bourgeois. Plate 3 of 7 from Look Up! 2005
Plate 3 of 7 from Look Up!
Only state
2005
Louise Bourgeois. Plate 4 of 7 from Look Up! 2005
Plate 4 of 7 from Look Up!
Only state
2005
Louise Bourgeois. Plate 5 of 7 from Look Up! 2005
Plate 5 of 7 from Look Up!
Only state
2005
Louise Bourgeois. Plate 6 of 7 from Look Up! 2005
Plate 6 of 7 from Look Up!
Only state
2005
Louise Bourgeois. Plate 7 of 7 from Look Up! 2005
Plate 7 of 7 from Look Up!
Only state
2005

States

Published Louise Bourgeois. Look Up! 2009
Look Up!
Only state, variant
2009
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Look Up! 2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Look Up!
Only state
2009
Published Louise Bourgeois. Look Up! 2009
Look Up!
Only state
2009

Unique Variants

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. C'est le Murmure de l'Eau Qui Chante. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION C'est le Murmure de l'Eau Qui Chante
Only state, unique variant
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 7, in Nothing to Remember (set 1), from the series of folio sets (1-6). 2004-2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 7, in Nothing to Remember (set 1), from the series of folio sets (1-6)
Only state, unique variant
2004-2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. La Pousse Bleue. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION La Pousse Bleue
Only state, unique variant
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Pregnant Woman. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Pregnant Woman
Only state, unique variant
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Trois. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Les Trois
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Cinq. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Les Cinq
Only state, unique variant
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Nous Deux. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Nous Deux
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Nous Sommes Cinq. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Nous Sommes Cinq
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Look Up!! (#1). 2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Look Up!! (#1)
Only state, unique variant
2009
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Look Up!! (#2). 2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Look Up!! (#2)
Only state, unique variant
2009
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Look Up!! (#3). 2010
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Look Up!! (#3)
Only state, unique variant
2010
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Look Up!! (#4). 2010
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Look Up!! (#4)
Only state, unique variant
2010
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Look Up!! (#5). 2010
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Look Up!! (#5)
Only state, unique variant
2010

La Rivière Gentille pl. 5 & 6

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 2 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 2 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 6 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 6 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 12 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 12 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 23 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 23 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 8 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 8 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 12 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 12 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 21 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 21 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 35 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 35 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 27 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 27 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007

La Rivière Gentille pl. 1 & 2

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 3 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 3 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 5 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 5 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 8 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 8 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 25 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 25 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 34 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 34 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 41 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 41 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 10 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 10 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 2 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 2 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 3 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 3 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 4 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 4 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 6 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 6 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 15 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 15 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 25 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 25 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007

La Rivière Gentille pl. 2 & 3

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 10 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 10 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 29 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 29 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 33 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 33 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 40 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 40 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 22 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 22 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007

La Rivière Gentille pl. 3 & 5

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 19 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 19 of 42 in La Rivière Gentille (set 1), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 28 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 28 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007

La Rivière Gentille pl. 1, 2 & 3

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 23 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 23 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 27 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 27 of 48 in La Rivière Gentille (set 2), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 24 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 24 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007

La Rivière Gentille pl. 2, 3 & 5

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 9 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 9 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007

La Rivière Gentille pl. 3, 5 & 6

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 26 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 26 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 29 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 29 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007

La Rivière Gentille pl. 2-3, 5-6

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 23 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 23 of 30 in La Rivière Gentille (set 3), from the series of installation sets (1-3)
Only state, unique variant
2007