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Cat. No. 745, unique variant 1

I See You!!! (#1)

State/Variant:
Only state, unique variant
Date:
2007
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Soft ground etching, with ink, gouache, and pencil additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 55 1/2 × 21 5/8" (141 × 55 cm); sheet: 59 × 24 3/8" (149.9 × 61.9 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
Unique
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
This is one of 6 unique variants made from the same plate used in the edition "I See You!!" All include extensive hand additions and sometimes only a partial printing of the plate.

See Evolving Composition Diagram:
"I See You!!! (#1)"
"I See You Through Me!!! (#2)"
"I See You Through Me!!! (#2) (verso)"
"I See You!!! (#3)"
"I See You!!! (#4)"
"Honni Soit Qui Mal Y Pense: I See You!!! (#5)"
Untitled, no. 2 of 6, from the series, "I Give Everything Away"

There is one additional known variant impression outside the edition, also seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram. It is in MoMA's Collection (Accession Number: 264.2011).
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 color of hand additions, plate dimensions, and type of paper could not be documented because this impression is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from the impression in MoMA’s Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

I See You!!
2007-2010

States

Louise Bourgeois. I See You!!! 2007
I See You!!!
Only state, variant
2007
Published Louise Bourgeois. I See You!!! 2007
I See You!!!
Only state
2007

Unique variants

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. I See You!!! (#1). 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION I See You!!! (#1)
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. I See You Through Me!!! (#2). 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION I See You Through Me!!! (#2)
Only state, unique variant
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. I See You Through Me!!! (#2) (verso detail). 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION I See You Through Me!!! (#2) (verso detail)
Only state, unique variant
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. I See You!!! (#3). 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION I See You!!! (#3)
Only state, unique variant
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. I See You!!! (#4). 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION I See You!!! (#4)
Only state, unique variant
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Honni Soit Qui Mal Y Pense: I See You!!! (#5). 2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Honni Soit Qui Mal Y Pense: I See You!!! (#5)
Only state, unique variant
2009
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 2 of 6, from the series, I Give Everything Away. 2010
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 2 of 6, from the series, I Give Everything Away
Only state, unique variant
2010

Series
2010

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. I Give Everything Away. 2010
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION I Give Everything Away
2010
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