The two additional known impressions of state II are not in MoMA's Collection. They do not have collaged elements and are not illustrated due to their similarity to the other example of this composition in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, in drypoint: figure added.
To create this work, Bourgeois cut up an impression and collaged it on top of another impression of the same composition. The impression seen here is the only collaged example of this composition. According to the artist’s assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, Bourgeois liked the sculptural possibilities that cutting and collaging provided.
This composition was created at the same time as the series on fabric of the same title. See the first work in Related Works in the Catalogue below.
Due to the nature of the mounting and framing of this work, the verso could not be examined.
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