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Cat. No. 1111.2

Spiral Woman II

State/Variant:
Version 2 of 2, only state
Date:
2006
Themes:
Figures, Spirals
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching, with watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, and pencil additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 24 × 19 1/2" (61 × 49.5 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"spiral Woman" lower left margin, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
12
Impression:
"Study 3/12" verso.
Edition Information:
In addition to the "Spiral Woman II" edition, version 2 of this composition was included in the illustrated book "Hang On." Version 1 was issued as "Spiral Woman I" (see Evolving Composition Diagram below).

About the "Spiral Woman II" edition:
The hand additions and orientation vary across the edition. For comparison, see other impressions in the Evolving Composition Diagram below. Bourgeois and the publisher designated each impression in this edition as a study. (Usually in this catalogue, the term study describes photocopies and tracings that were used in the process of developing a composition.)

About the "Hang On" illustrated book edition:
There are varying hand additions across the edition of illustrated books. Impression number 5/9 was also available for examination by MoMA cataloguers, but was not available for reproduction. In that example, plate 2 has chine collé, and white and red gouache, red pencil, and pencil additions.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1: composition transferred to larger plate in etching.
Curatorial Remarks:
The color of the hand additions, paper type, and impression number could not be fully documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.
Public Collection:
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Spiral Woman; Untitled, plate 1 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On
2004-2006

First Version

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman I. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman I
Version 1 of 2, only state
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman I (recto). 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman I (recto)
Version 1 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman I (verso). 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman I (verso)
Version 1 of 2, only state
2006

Second Version

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 1 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, plate 1 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On
Version 2 of 2, only state
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006

Illustrated Book
2004

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On
2004
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