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Cat. No. 762, unique variant 2

Alone and Together

State/Variant:
Only state, unique variant
Date:
2007
Themes:
Abstraction, Fabric Works, Figures
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
panel (a): Soft ground etching, with white gouache and pencil additions
panel (b): Soft ground etching
panel (c): Soft ground etching, with white gouache and pencil additions
Support:
3 attached panels:
panel (a): Paper
panel (b): Fabric
panel (c): Paper
Dimensions:
plate (each): 60 5/16 × 12 3/8" (153.2 × 31.5 cm); sheet (overall): 60 × 36 3/4" (152.4 × 93.3 cm)
Signature:
panel (a): "Louise Bourgeois" lower right comp., pencil.
panel (c): "LB" lower right comp., black ink; "Louise / Bourgeois" lower right comp., pencil.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
Unique
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
This is one of 9 unique variants that incorporate the "Alone and Together" plate, printed alone or in combination with other plates in multi-panel works.

When the plate is used alone, the work is included in the Evolving Composition Diagram. When it is printed with other plates, it is included in Related Works in the Catalogue.

See Evolving Composition Diagram:
"When Fear Becomes Conscious"
"Alone and Together"
"What You Think of Me"

See Related Works in the Catalogue:
"Inside of You"
Untitled, no. 8 of 11, from the series, "Extreme Tension"
"The Fear Is Inside You!!!"
Untitled, no. 2 of 3, from the series, "I Want to Talk About Magic"
Untitled, no. 2 of 5, from the series, "The Vocabulary of Seduction"
Untitled, no. 1 of 3, from the series, "Sainte Nitouche"

There are 2 known cancellation proofs on paper, each with a large "X" drawn across the composition from each corner of the plate.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
panels (a) and (b): For these panels, the plate is in the reverse orientation of the single panel impression of the only state in MoMA's Collection.

panel (c): For this panel, the plate is in the same orientation as the single panel impression of the only state in MoMA's Collection.
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.
Curatorial Remarks:
The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions come from the single panel impression of the only state in MoMA's Collection, with slight differences due to the collaging of the panels together. The overall sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

Alone and Together
2006-2008

States

Louise Bourgeois. Alone and Together. 2007
Alone and Together
Only state
2007

Unique variants

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. When Fear Becomes Conscious. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION When Fear Becomes Conscious
Only state, unique variant
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Alone and Together. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Alone and Together
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. What You Think of Me. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION What You Think of Me
Only state, unique variant
2007