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Cat. No. 223/I

Baby and Butterfly

State/Variant:
State I of II
Date:
2007
Themes:
Animals & Insects, Fabric Works, Figures, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with pencil additions
Support:
Slightly textured, wove paper and fabric collage
Dimensions:
plate (a): 2 11/16 x 4 1/2" (6.8 x 11.4 cm); plate (b): 2 11/16 x 4 1/4" (6.8 x 10.8 cm); sheet: 9 1/8 x 9 1/8" (23.2 x 23.2 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known impressions of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state II.

The other known impression of state I shows both plates on a single sheet of paper, without fabric collage.
State Changes and Additions:
Additions in pencil: umbilical cord, anticipating state II.
Curatorial Remarks:
The fabric collage is adhered to the paper with visible cross stitching, in white thread, in each corner.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1535.2012

Baby and Butterfly
2007

Source
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Baby and Butterfly. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Baby and Butterfly
Ink on paper, in 2 pieces
2007

States

Louise Bourgeois. Baby and Butterfly. 2007
State I of II
2007
Published Louise Bourgeois. Baby and Butterfly. 2007
State II of II
2007