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Cat. No. 1305, unique variant 1

Mirror Couple

State/Variant:
Only state, unique variant
Date:
2007
Themes:
Figures, Objects, Spirals
Techniques:
Aquatint
Description:
Aquatint, with gouache, ink, and pencil additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 47 1/2 × 34" (120.7 × 86.4 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right comp., pencil.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
Unique
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
This is one of 5 unique variants that incorporate the plate in Untitled, 2007, seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram. In 2 of these unique variants, the plate is printed with another plate, seen in a second Untitled, 2007, composition, in Related Works in the Catalogue. When the plate is printed alone, the work appears in the Evolving Composition Diagram; when it is printed with the second plate, it appears in Related Works in the Catalogue.

See Evolving Composition Diagram:
Untitled
"Mirror Couple"
"Mirror Mirror"
"Sculpture en Plein Air"

See Related Works in the Catalogue:
Untitled
“Je Tombe dans tes Bras”
"The Encounter"
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 plate size, paper type, and color of the hand additions could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

Mirror Couple; Mirror Mirror; Sculpture en Plein Air
2007

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Only state
2007

Unique Variants

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mirror Couple. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Mirror Couple
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Mirror Mirror. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Mirror Mirror
Only state, unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture en Plein Air. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Sculpture en Plein Air
Only state, unique variant
2007