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Cat. No. 474/I

Arch of Hysteria, plate 19 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait

State/Variant:
State I of II
Date:
2007
Themes:
Figures
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 4 15/16 x 3 7/16" (12.5 x 8.8 cm); sheet: 13 1/2 x 10 7/8" (34.3 x 27.6 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state II on fabric.
Background:
This series depicts the story of Bourgeois’s life. Beginning with an image of a young girl, it progresses through marriage and having children, and finally, to predominant themes in the artist's work.
Curatorial Remarks:
Unlike for many of Bourgeois's prints, there are no source drawings for this series.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1537.2012

Arch of Hysteria, plate 19 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait
2007-2009

States

Louise Bourgeois. Arch of Hysteria, plate 19 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait. 2007
State I of II
2007
Published Louise Bourgeois. Arch of Hysteria, plate 19 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait. 2009
State II of II
2009

Series
2009

Louise Bourgeois. Self Portrait. 2009
Self Portrait
2009
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